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The parameter is incorrect


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I have 2 Hard drives on my pc, my C drive which works perfectly well, and my E drive which doesn't. When ever I try to open it, I get a error message saying: E:\ is not accessible. The parameter is incorrect.

It used to work before I decided to install an OS on it to fix a problem with the OS on my C drive, once I did that, I tried to remove the OS on drive E by deleting then recreating the partition. Thats when I started getting "the parameter is incorrect" message every time I try to open the drive. It won't even let me right click format the drive.

This hard drive is over 500 GB in size, I would really appreciate it if someone could help me get it working again :)
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Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.

NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.
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How can I tell which brand my hard drive is?
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If it's listed in Device Manager, it should say what brand it is.
If it's not listed, you'll have to open computer case and take a look.
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It says the manufacturer is: (standard disk drives) :)
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You'll have to open the case then.
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Godammit lol...I'll be back in a bit then
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I'm sorry :)
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Right I've determined that its a Seagate, going along with ur link :)
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Cool, let me know :)
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I've downloaded the diagnostic tool but theres no instructions as to how to get it to work :)

I've got all this data in my folder that I downloaded, but I dunno what to do with it...
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Apparently I have to boot this program from the CD, so I put it on a CD, set my bios to read from CD first, but nothing happens and my pc proceeds to boot normally...
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Apparently I have to boot this program from the CD, so I put it on a CD, set my bios to read from CD first, but nothing happens and my pc proceeds to boot normally...

How did you burn the ISO file to the CD?
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It doesn't come with an image file
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Yes it does.

You should be on This page
You can use either the graphical or text. If grahical does not work you need to use text.
There is an iso image for CD.

If you don't have a burning program that will burn .ISO files get burncdcc from my signature below ..a small FAST no frills iso burning program...

NOTE...do not put a blank cd in until burncdcc opens the tray for you
1. Start BurnCDCC
2. Browse to the ISO file you want to burn on cd/dvd ....
3. Select the ISO file
4. click on Start

You will probably have to go in to BIOS and change the bootup to the CD drive.
To change Boot Sequence in your BIOS
Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL or F1 or F2 or Esc or F10 button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to CDrom.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.

Hopefully you have already put the XP cd in the drive before all this. If everything is setup correctly you will get a black screen with the following message in the upper left corner:
"Push Any Key To Boot To Cd". When you see this then push any key and the cd will take over. Then follow the prompts or if you need assistance we will help.

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