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Old 12-04-2005, 01:13 PM   #1
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I have a 3.2GB Laptop HDD but it won't work as expected. I cannot partition it, format it, run it, do anything with it. There is a probvllem with the partition table. What can I do?
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Old 12-04-2005, 01:19 PM   #2
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Try booting it with a Win98 startup disk and do a "FDISK /MBR". This fixes the master boot record and leaves your data in tact. (Some boot managers use MBR though - they will get wiped out. If that happens use Disk Director or FDISK to set the partion you wish to boot from active).
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Old 12-04-2005, 02:25 PM   #3
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What is the point of using a 98 boot disk, if he has not got windows 98?
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Old 12-04-2005, 02:26 PM   #4
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It works in XP. Trust me, I used it many times. That's one of the tools I pack with me when I go to a friend's house who is having problems with their Windows XP OS.
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Old 12-04-2005, 06:25 PM   #5
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Well, I triedwhat you said and it gave me an error reding disk. I guess it's done. I now have a 10GB HDD and tried to install XP on:

PI 233MHZ
96MB RAM
10GB HDD
2MB video card

Result: It won't boot lol

At the end I said screw this and instal Win98, in which I run now
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Ok, I'm just curious, but is the jumper set? I know it sounds stupid but hey what the hell....
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Old 12-04-2005, 06:47 PM   #7
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lol xp doesn't run on those specs :P i tried putting it on a 300mhz 96mb ram and like a 4gb hd lol and it just died so i went back to ME
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Old 12-04-2005, 06:56 PM   #8
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No jumper issue was there. I checked this first.

@AOD: Concerning the minimum requirements on Microsoft's site, I was a little over the minimum settigns
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