Fujitsu 40 gig format/partition problems
Posted on 2003-02-19
I am working on a friends box, IPC 1GHZ Celeron, 256 meg, with 40 gig Fujitsu drive (Chaintech 6VTA2 MB). I am no expert but am fairly comfortable with most aspects of computer service etc., software and hardware, both Linux and windows/dos based. This box crashed running XP OEM. No OEM preload just a licensed Win XP OEM copy. Has FAT 32 partition. Cannot format correctly, cannot reset to zero with Fujitsu ferase program. Fujitsu diagnostics not working correctly. Partition size errors, write errors etc. on scandisk. Removed partition with PMAGIC 8 and created new, did not work shows now as bad in PMAGIC. I have installed 1 gig WDC harddrive and installed win 98 to try and work around, works fine if Fujitsu drive installed as slave, once Fujitsu removed I get disk boot failure, insert boot disk? This is very puzzling, I am on my home LAN can read Fujitsu add and remove files although it is slow, both on LAN and from WDC/98 disk. It seems like a hardware issue but I do not understand why I need the Fujitsu disk to operate system with a separate (C:\) harddisk. What info is the computer after on the Fujitsu to boot and why can I not remove/replace it? Is there a non-Fujitsu program I can use to reset to zeros? Is this maybe a BIOS issue? Can anyone assist with this, I am too stubborn to quit until I find the correct problem/solution.