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Author Topic: reformatting problem:unknown disk,there is no disk in the drive  (Read 1879 times)

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jajo

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    When I attempt to reformat my computer, we reach what should be the partitions screen, but instead of listing all the partitions, we get the error message "unknown disk.  there is no disk in the drive".  Is this a problem with the hardware's ability to detect the hard disks?  Or is this a problem with a required driver?

    Our CISNET computer motherboard model is A8R-MX, and our processor is AMD Athlon 64 processor 3700+.

    Please help!

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      Re: reformatting problem:unknown disk,there is no disk in the drive
      « Reply #1 on: August 23, 2009, 02:00:36 PM »
      Which Os is it? and is it the first time you are formatting it?

      jajo

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        Re: reformatting problem:unknown disk,there is no disk in the drive
        « Reply #2 on: August 23, 2009, 10:39:45 PM »
        The current OS, as well as the OS we are attempting to reformat it with, is Windows XP Professional.  We have reformatted with the same OS, same disk, on this computer, and there had been no problems.  This is the first time we encountered this problem.

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        Re: reformatting problem:unknown disk,there is no disk in the drive
        « Reply #3 on: August 23, 2009, 10:49:07 PM »
        download a dos 6.22 boot disk
        and format with that
        then use windows XP disk to reformat to FAT32 or NTFS

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        Re: reformatting problem:unknown disk,there is no disk in the drive
        « Reply #4 on: August 24, 2009, 12:03:10 AM »
        So you're trying to reformat your Hard Drive and reinstall XP?

        It should be as simple as booting off the XP CD and formatting the HDD.