PI1536 MBR and partion table smashed/deleted completely, how do I get it initialized
Posted on 2007-07-22
I just a laptop Fujitsu Siemens PI1536, with Vista Home Premium. I was installed with one partion and Danisch language.
As I want to separate Windows programs and Data I want atleast 2 partions. I also want to use Norton Ghost for fast restore of Windows so I maded 3 partions and reinstalled Vista. I select English as I never use the Danisch language versions and properly never will. The delivered CD include several languages so this was streat forward and it worked. After a number of days one evening the PC started to shut down due to low battery and I grapped the supply and plugged it in with the main turned on. When I restarted the laptop it coudl not boot. I tryed to run Vista repair several times and it claimed to repair the MBR first and then the partion table, but no boot. Each time I ran repair it claimed to have repaired the partion table but no.
The laptop does not have a floppy so I need a bootable CD to run tools. I have allways used floppy tools like win98 fdisk, Norton NDD etc.
I found Ultimate Boot CD 4.1.1 and made a CD on my desktop. I ran some of the partion tools on it.
SPFdisk reported a number of overlapped partions and I used it to clear it all.
But now the tools and Vista install can not find the hardisk!
It is a Western Digital WD1600BEUS-22RST0-(S1 ???
Does anyone know a tool or way to get the hardisk up and running again. I do not care about recovering any data.