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WD120GB and Partition/Format Trouble!!!!!

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Feb 21, 2002
Costa Rica
I install Win Xp Prof, on the hd, then a few day ago there was a problem about a missin file, and try to repair it, but it dosen't work so run the xp setup again, when it ask about partition the disk I first erase all I mean ALL the partition and then enter the xp utility to create a new one, but the cpu freeze and after a time I reset the computer, and nothing, all black, enter the bios it read the cd drives and also the wd120gb disk, but when I try to format again or do something it just freeze again and again, try to run pq7 and it show a error on disk and don't start, and also fdisk and don read the disk, and linux but nothing work.... I know that now the disk have no partition, no format no nothing, how may I fix this BIG mess????????????????? :confused: help please!!!!!

repo man11

Dec 28, 2001
WIldArm is probably right, but go to WD's site, and download and run their Data Lifeguard diagnostics. A Low Level Format utility is included, and that should be run in case you've managed to pick up a Master Boot Record virus. If the drive fails the Data Lifeguard test, you're on your way to an RMA.