View Full Version : cleaned out hardrive how to make it run again

03-18-2001, 04:43 PM
i have this computer that says that the hard drive has been cleaned i was wondering what i can do to get this running i have tried a boot up disk and and it will say running windows then it never goes into it i went in to look for a c drive but it says it has none am i hopeless or is there a solution anything would be helpful thanks

03-18-2001, 04:59 PM
When you use the boot disk what exactly does it do?

What type of computer are you using (speed , processor, memory, manucturer and any other info that you know about the problem), what version of Windows? More details will help get you a more specific and quicker response.

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03-25-2001, 01:45 PM
When you put in a win98 boot disk it will say starting windows but it doesnt mean windows is on the hard drive if you cant see a C: prompt the drive proberbly hasn't got a patition on it that is formatted properly or no partition at all.

Use the command fdisk at the prompt to create a partition and set it active then reboot and use the command format c: to format the drive before installing your OS

04-05-2001, 04:16 PM
I agree. If the hard dirve was cleaned you have to reformat the entire drive to reinstall windows. I just recently did this because my drive crashed so if you need help post back.

04-21-2001, 04:24 PM

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04-22-2001, 10:23 AM
Hard Disk Partitioning and Formatting Procedure (http://www.pcguide.com/proc/setup/hdd.htm) might help. I agree with the above, the drive either has not been partitioned and formatted or an active partition has not been set.

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