Error reading fixed disk drive
I have a p-III, with 815ep chipset, 128 SDram, 40 GB HDD and
800mhz (Intel CPU).
Recently I purchased a 40 GB hard disk/ 7,200 rpm (Samsung).
Before performing FDISK, I configured my hard disk in the BIOS and
it showed correctly and it was set in the primary master and
CD-Rom in the primary slave.
After configuring, I used my bootable CD and performed FDISK. I
partitioned my hard disk into c:(as active/bootable),
d:, e: and f: (Logical drive). I used 50% in my c: and the rest
into the ext.dos partition. Then the rest of the hard disk space
have been assigned into the ext. dos to create logical drives d:,
e:, and f: After that I chose (4) "Display Partition information"
to see my final partition. Everthing showed correctly like c: as A
(active) 50% and ext.dos 50% and logical drives d:(20%):, e:(20%)
Next, I rebooted my system and formatted c:/s, d:, e: and f:.
Eventually, I installed win ME and there was no problem. Now I
want to repartition my hard disk because my f: is missing. But
whenever I use my FDISK command in the prompt, I get error message
like "ERROR READING FIXED DISK DRIVE" . I tried my bootable cd in
my friend's computer--(thinking that it got corrupted) but it
worked fine.There was nothing I could do. I tried partition magic
too....yet no chance. My system is still working properlt. why I
can't repatitiom my hard disk? There was no error in the scan disk
In fact my vendor will repalce. But doing so, would pl. suggest
how to set it right.