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Duane
19-07-2005, 02:13 AM
I have a system which had a harddrive crash. I got a 120G HD and XP home Full
version. When XP trys to partition the drive it comes back a error that the
drive is corrupt I replaced the drive and get the same message. The drive is
a Western Digital. Any ideas

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Thanks
Duane

Mark L. Ferguson
19-07-2005, 11:50 PM
How are you trying to partition it? If from a boot to an ms-dos floppy, and using FDisk, you probably have a bad hard drive
controller. From XP setup, partition failure would imply some BIOS error.

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Mark L. Ferguson
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"Duane" <Duane@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:2319DC92-9F93-4012-A651-3BF378467D20@microsoft.com...
>I have a system which had a harddrive crash. I got a 120G HD and XP home Full
> version. When XP trys to partition the drive it comes back a error that the
> drive is corrupt I replaced the drive and get the same message. The drive is
> a Western Digital. Any ideas
>
> --
> Thanks
> Duane

Anna
20-07-2005, 02:00 AM
> "Duane" <Duane@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2319DC92-9F93-4012-A651-3BF378467D20@microsoft.com...
>>I have a system which had a harddrive crash. I got a 120G HD and XP home
>>Full
>> version. When XP trys to partition the drive it comes back a error that
>> the
>> drive is corrupt I replaced the drive and get the same message. The drive
>> is
>> a Western Digital. Any ideas
>>
>> --
>> Thanks
>> Duane


"Mark L. Ferguson" <marfer_mvpREMOVE@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:e6A9u9FjFHA.1044@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> How are you trying to partition it? If from a boot to an ms-dos floppy,
> and using FDisk, you probably have a bad hard drive controller. From XP
> setup, partition failure would imply some BIOS error.
>
> --
> Mark L. Ferguson


Duane:
While there might be a hardware problem here, we really can't tell that from
the information you supplied.

When you say you "replaced the drive". Are you saying you removed the drive
and installed a different WD drive? But you still get some error message re
a corrupt drive when you try to install the XP operating system?

Could you be more precise and provide details as to how you performed the XP
installation process and at what point did you get that "corrupt drive
error" message and tell us exactly what the message stated?

If you suspect a hardware problem involving the HD, have you run WD's
diagnostic on it? I assume the WD drive you're working with is a brand-new
drive, right?

Is there anything about your previous "harddrive crash" that you think might
shed some light on this current problem?
Anna

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