Problems formatting drive

  instant^mash 14:33 23 Jun 2003

The problem being that I cant get into DOS with the boot disk I have to FDISK it.

I get an error a like this

'non-system disk or disk error'

My friend who sent me the disk says it works fine on his rig!

Any ideas?


  spikeychris 14:37 23 Jun 2003

click here and download the one you need. What O/S are you working on?

  instant^mash 14:38 23 Jun 2003

Its XP

  woodchip 14:40 23 Jun 2003

It looks like it as got disc overlay software on the drive. You cannot remove it with FDISK you have to use the correct software such as Max Blaster or whatever as been used to access the disc

  woodchip 14:41 23 Jun 2003

PS Seagate have there own software that you can download from the site, if it's a Seagate Drive

  instant^mash 14:45 23 Jun 2003

The drive in question is a Western Digital.

What is disc overlay software?

  spikeychris 14:47 23 Jun 2003

what are you using to Fdisk an XP system?

  instant^mash 14:51 23 Jun 2003

Well, I have been trying to boot into DOS via a boot disk my friend sent me, to do it from there.

I need to format the drive as I have bought a new motherboard

  woodchip 14:52 23 Jun 2003

Software produced by the drive manufacturer so you can access all the drive it gets round the bios limitation

  spikeychris 14:55 23 Jun 2003

Just format with the XP CD you can clear the tables and recreate with the disk.

  sil_ver 14:58 23 Jun 2003

Would I be right in thinking if you boot from the XP CD it will give you the option to format?

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