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    Default 80 gb hard disk corrupt....please help!!!

    i was installing windows 7 on my pc...i wanted to do partion...and was not knowing anything about windows 7... so i ejected the disk.. and inserted the xp disk to do partion...but then i thought of not doing partion..so i ejected the xp disk and inserted the 7 disk again...and i dint completed the installation and shuted down the system... then after some time when i switched it on..it was showing...no boot disk,insert boot disk and press any key(doesnt remember the exact sentance)...
    so i want to know, is my hard disk corrupt?? and how to correct it... i am not concerned about the hard disk...i only want my data......

    hard disk is...Samsung HD080HJ (80GB/7200rpm/8M)

    please HELP!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: 80 gb hard disk corrupt....please help!!!

    DONOT TOUCH THE HARD DRIVE.
    DONOT BOOT TO THE HARD DRIVE.
    DONOT USE IT AT ALL.

    your data is (for the most part) safe right now.

    tell us more about the hard disk.
    what OS you were using. what was the original partition scheme you were using (eg, C: D: E: or C: D: G: H:, etc)

    please dont use that disk for anything, as any sort of usage (including trying to install software/os) can result in destruction of data.

    i'd advise you to get an external or 2nd hard disk, and arrange for a live CD of a linux distro (like ubuntu). this will ensure that the disk is not used till the data has been safely copied.
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    Default Re: 80 gb hard disk corrupt....please help!!!

    Buddy, I don't think your HDD is corrupted. As you have ejected the OS disk before the complete installation, the Bootloader is not able to find the required files required to boot into Windows and showing the error message. Better, re install the OS in your C drive. Make sure you format the Dir vie (mainly C) where you are going to install the OS. If going with Win 7, make sure you have at least 20GB on the disk.
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    Default Re: 80 gb hard disk corrupt....please help!!!

    @doomgiver....partion was c,d,e & f...and i was using xp...i tried using ubuntu..but it was showing only one drive,which is not imp for me..my main data is in other drives... and what more details u want about HDD
    @cilus...i tried reinstalling also...but it was not responding.(i dont remember the errors)....

    actually this whole trajedy happened 6 months before...
    Last edited by RAM93; 08-01-2013 at 05:34 PM.

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    Default Re: 80 gb hard disk corrupt....please help!!!

    what?!?!

    6 months
    ._________.

    ok, did you have important data on C: drive?
    or did C: drive have just windows install data?

    i hope your "important" data was in D,E and F drives.

    which drive is ubuntu showing?
    try this command :

    sudo fdisk -l

    ^^ thats SMALL '-L' like '-l'

    post the result here.
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    Default Re: 80 gb hard disk corrupt....please help!!!

    no...no imp data on c.... its only showing d drive....
    when and where to use that cmd??

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    use BART PE Bootable XP to backup the data
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    Default Re: 80 gb hard disk corrupt....please help!!!

    Nothing happened, perform a clean installation of any OS you like in that drive.

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    Default Re: 80 gb hard disk corrupt....please help!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by RAM93 View Post
    no...no imp data on c.... its only showing d drive....
    when and where to use that cmd??
    in linux command line (the application is called "terminal" or xterm.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zangetsu View Post
    use BART PE Bootable XP to backup the data
    linux is far easier to setup than any winPE BS
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    Quote Originally Posted by doomgiver View Post
    linux is far easier to setup than any winPE BS
    its not about easy or tough...once u have the bootable version no need for any hassles...
    burn the bootable CD and make use of it always like I do with BartPE
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