Re: Hosed my system/fdisk can't read disk drive now.
"Allan M. Wind" wrote:
> On 2000-02-24 09:40:21, ktb wrote:
> > I've pulled a real bone head deal it seems. I decided to patition the
> > HD on my new system so that I could put both Windows 98 and Slink on
> > it. I tried using fdisk under "dos" but it wouldn't let me delete the
> > current partition so I used the Slink installation disk and cfdisk to
> > partition my HD. I cut the disk in half and added one partition "Win95
> > FAT32 (LBA)" which was what it was before except that it took up the
> > whole disk. I marked it as bootable. I then attempted to install W98
> > and got the message "no HD found." I went into the bios setup and the
> > disk can't be detected. I switched it to "auto" but no improvement. I
> > used the Slink installation cd again and found I get the message "FATAL
> > ERROR: Cannot read disk drive Press any key to exit fdisk." I have no
> > installation disks for this HD. It is the HD that came with the
> > system. What the heck do I do now?
> You did use something to resize that win98 parition with besides
> cfdisk, right?
No I didn't.
>There's a tool called fips that can do the magic and
> perhaps fsresize.
Where do I get these programs and will they be able to read my disk when
neither the Windows installation disk or Sink's cfdisk can't? I will
search the net for the programs but if you know where I can find them
> If you didn't drop any data on the new paritions, try to restore the
> parition table to what it used to be.
I didn't drop any data but I can't access anything but bios/setup at
this time. My system basically is telling me that no HD exists. How
can I restore the partition table?