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Cant start up, HDD might be messed up


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The light went out, so of course the computer went out as well. Wehn I turned the computer back on

I see the Dell in large letters and there site under it and the parr go to full, (normal so far)
Then it displays "Invalid or damaged Bootable partition" and go no further.

I used an OS CD to try a Fixmbr but nothing happened. (I typed that command in and it told me nothing, I thought it tell me complete or something like that.)

I had something like this done before and I wipe the drive and did the hole OS again. I dont want to do that this time so I trying to see f there something I can do to not do that.

Thanks

Edited by cook777, 03 May 2010 - 07:07 PM.

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Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingc...opic28744.html)
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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Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingc...opic28744.html)
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.


All I know about the computer is that its a dell.
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You'll have to open computer case and see what type of hard drive you have.
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Ok I did what you asked. The DC for some reason couldn't do its job. But the Drive is working now for some strange reason after I took it out to read it and put it back in. I was thinking maybe it got lose but dont get why that happen right after the light of my house went out.
When run the CD:
Test software for samsung HDD device

your ram drive is loaded at C;
out of memory error.
bad command or filename.
(all in cpas)

(last line)
Samsung HDD Utility
Cant open CD drive CD001. ShsucDX can't instll.

Strange thought its working now.
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Well, let's wait and see what will happen...
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Well, let's wait and see what will happen...

Thanking it go bad again?
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Well, I can't tell. Make sure, you have your data backed up.
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