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Old July 27th 04, 05:11 AM
Alchemy
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Default Compaq Presario 12XL401 hdd problem

Compaq Presario 12XL401 / Win ME used to freeze up at random
intervals.

I decided to make a system restore with the factory CD but all I got
then was "Error #29" and after that there's "missing operating system"
on the hdd. I tried to fdisk/format the hdd but the hdd would only
format up to a certain % and then exit saying: "format not completed".

The laptop boots well from a bootable CD of FDD, but it doesn't see
the C: (hdd) anymore.

Any thoughts on what to do next are highly welcome.

Al
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Old July 27th 04, 12:41 PM
Tom
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hi

unfortunatly it sounds like your hard drive has failed and you'll need
to replace it.

- tom

Alchemy wrote in message . ..
Compaq Presario 12XL401 / Win ME used to freeze up at random
intervals.

I decided to make a system restore with the factory CD but all I got
then was "Error #29" and after that there's "missing operating system"
on the hdd. I tried to fdisk/format the hdd but the hdd would only
format up to a certain % and then exit saying: "format not completed".

The laptop boots well from a bootable CD of FDD, but it doesn't see
the C: (hdd) anymore.

Any thoughts on what to do next are highly welcome.

Al

 




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