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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
quickly ...

> 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?

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