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Post by Impactor returns 2.0 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 3:42 pm

yup, u thought u would be clever and update your BIOS which was as old as 2001... u used used the tool designed for your workstation... it didnt work.

windows thought it would be clever and try and repair it via the XP CD because u cant even get into windows anymore - it hangs because... well it does.

You are left with no other options.

Format C (I have 3 other drives) so u lose all your application install files...
bah :x
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Re: Format C

Post by Bouncelot » Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:18 pm

Impactor returns 2.0 wrote:yup, u thought u would be clever and update your BIOS which was as old as 2001... u used used the tool designed for your workstation... it didnt work.

windows thought it would be clever and try and repair it via the XP CD because u cant even get into windows anymore - it hangs because... well it does.

You are left with no other options.

Format C (I have 3 other drives) so u lose all your application install files...
bah :x


You could always try to salvage the contents first by, for example, booting Linux from a Knoppix CD.

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Post by Impactor returns 2.0 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:07 pm

oh I worked out why... I was trying to repair my drive using a service pack 1 CD, and not my SP2 cd... this of course caused conflicts... oh well to late

oddly enough my comp is alot faster now
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Re: Format C

Post by Legion » Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:54 pm

Bouncelot wrote:You could always try to salvage the contents first by, for example, booting Linux from a Knoppix CD.


Bounce, i think i love you... at the very least i owe you a beer. ;)

Let me explain why!

Last night at approx 11.30pm, my secondary hard drive failed. spectacualry. to the point that even good old chkdsk from the command prompt resulted in a blue screen of death!!

then, remembering what you said about the knoppix boot disk, i managed to download it and burn it, and low and behold, it can access the knackered disk (mostly). Unforunately it is refusing to enable read/write permissions to my primary (ntfs) drive, but it is allowing me to connect wirelessly to my laptop, to which i am currently salvaging as much of the drive's contents as humanly possible.

it's not the speediest of transfers, but 300-400KB/s is better than nothing!!

hopefully my mp3 collection and 3 series' of QI have survived the crash as i hadn't gotten around to burning them onto disc yet!! :o

so thanks for the handy tip bounce, knoppix will not be leaving my cd wallet ever again!!

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Post by Bouncelot » Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:13 pm

Yay! Fear the power of Linux.

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