Fdisk - Windows XP

Posted: 07-19-2004, 02:32 PM
Fdisk was run on a Windows XP system with NTFS file system
and the drives are no longer recognized by Windows XP.
How can the drives be returned to their proper state?
(Other than reformatting and losing all of the data)
Thank you.

Fdisk - Windows XP


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Carey Frisch [MVP]
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Re: Fdisk - Windows XP
Posted: 07-19-2004, 02:41 PM
If "Fdisk was run on a Windows XP system", the drives
were reformatted and cleansed of all files. You need to
start over from scratch and perform a clean install:

The Windows XP CD is bootable and contains all the tools necessary
to partition and format your drive. Follow this procedure and allow
Windows XP to partition and format your drive:

NOTE: It would be best to physically disconnect all your peripheral hardware
devices, except the monitor, mouse and keyboard, before installing XP.

NOTE: If you have an internal Zip Drive installed, physically disconnect the
EIDE and power cable to it before proceeding, otherwise your main
hard drive may not be assigned the customary C: drive letter.
After installing Windows XP, you may then reconnect it.

1. Open your BIOS and set your "CD Drive as the first bootable device".

===> Accessing Motherboard BIOS
===> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

2. Insert your Windows XP CD in the CD Drive and reboot your computer.
3. You'll see a message to boot to the CD....follow the instructions.
4. The setup menu will appear and you should elect to delete all the existing
Windows partitions, then create a new partition, then format the primary
partition (preferably NTFS) and proceed to install Windows XP.

5. Clean Install Windows XP
http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

[Courtesy of Michael Stevens, MS-MVP]

6. ==> Immediately after installing Windows XP, turn on XP's Firewall.
==> http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

7. After Windows XP is installed, visit the Windows Update website
and download the available "Critical Updates".

8. After installing the critical updates, be sure and visit the support website
of the manufacturer of the computer to download and install any
available Windows XP compatible drivers, such as video adapter
and audio drivers.

9. If you happen to run into any installation difficulties, use the following resources:

How to Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During Installation
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;310064

Troubleshooting Windows XP Setup
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_setup.htm

[Courtesy of MS-MVP Kelly Theriot]

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Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

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"Bob" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message:
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| Fdisk was run on a Windows XP system with NTFS file system
| and the drives are no longer recognized by Windows XP.
| How can the drives be returned to their proper state?
| (Other than reformatting and losing all of the data)
| Thank you.
null
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Re: Fdisk - Windows XP
Posted: 07-19-2004, 03:00 PM
Actually, fdisking a drive does NOT reformat it. It simply removes the
partition(s). If you have a current version of Partition Magic, it may
be able to recover the partition(s).

Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:
> If "Fdisk was run on a Windows XP system", the drives
> were reformatted and cleansed of all files. You need to
> start over from scratch and perform a clean install:
>
> The Windows XP CD is bootable and contains all the tools necessary
> to partition and format your drive. Follow this procedure and allow
> Windows XP to partition and format your drive:
>
> NOTE: It would be best to physically disconnect all your peripheral hardware
> devices, except the monitor, mouse and keyboard, before installing XP.
>
> NOTE: If you have an internal Zip Drive installed, physically disconnect the
> EIDE and power cable to it before proceeding, otherwise your main
> hard drive may not be assigned the customary C: drive letter.
> After installing Windows XP, you may then reconnect it.
>
> 1. Open your BIOS and set your "CD Drive as the first bootable device".
>
> ===> Accessing Motherboard BIOS
> ===> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
>
> 2. Insert your Windows XP CD in the CD Drive and reboot your computer.
> 3. You'll see a message to boot to the CD....follow the instructions.
> 4. The setup menu will appear and you should elect to delete all the existing
> Windows partitions, then create a new partition, then format the primary
> partition (preferably NTFS) and proceed to install Windows XP.
>
> 5. Clean Install Windows XP
> http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
>
> [Courtesy of Michael Stevens, MS-MVP]
>
> 6. ==> Immediately after installing Windows XP, turn on XP's Firewall.
> ==> http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/
>
> 7. After Windows XP is installed, visit the Windows Update website
> and download the available "Critical Updates".
>
> 8. After installing the critical updates, be sure and visit the support website
> of the manufacturer of the computer to download and install any
> available Windows XP compatible drivers, such as video adapter
> and audio drivers.
>
> 9. If you happen to run into any installation difficulties, use the following resources:
>
> How to Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During Installation
> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;310064
>
> Troubleshooting Windows XP Setup
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_setup.htm
>
> [Courtesy of MS-MVP Kelly Theriot]
>
Carey Frisch [MVP]
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Re: Fdisk - Windows XP
Posted: 07-19-2004, 03:11 PM
So how does one install Partition Magic on a drive that has been Fdisked
and has no operating system?

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Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

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"null" <null@pc.org> wrote in message:
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| Actually, fdisking a drive does NOT reformat it. It simply removes the
| partition(s). If you have a current version of Partition Magic, it may
| be able to recover the partition(s).

null
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Re: Fdisk - Windows XP
Posted: 07-19-2004, 03:29 PM
Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:
> So how does one install Partition Magic on a drive that has been Fdisked
> and has no operating system?
>
You don't necessarily have to install it. The user may be able to run it
off the CD if their PC has the capability of booting to it.

Star Fleet Admiral Q
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Re: Fdisk - Windows XP
Posted: 07-20-2004, 01:33 AM
Carey you should know better, if MS makes the Win2k/XP CD's bootable,
what makes you think manufacturers of Recovery Utilities wouldn't -
every Norton System Works and Partition Magic CD for the past few
years have been bootable - at least mine are.

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"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <mrxp2004@nospamyahoo.com> wrote in message
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> So how does one install Partition Magic on a drive that has been
Fdisked
> and has no operating system?
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
>
> Be Smart! Protect your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/
>
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>
> "null" <null@pc.org> wrote in message:
> news:eDWPXEabEHA.2812@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>
> | Actually, fdisking a drive does NOT reformat it. It simply removes
the
> | partition(s). If you have a current version of Partition Magic, it
may
> | be able to recover the partition(s).
>

 
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