I have a Samsung HD501LJ .. it had been working fine but i was having problems installing Windows 7 in a dual-boot format with XP.. the 7 installation kept hanging.. and it would sometimes run Chkdsk on the installed XP system as it was installing. SO I did a low-level format with the Samsung utility on the Ultimate Boot CD.
This worked fine and reported success with no errors.
BUT the disk is no longer recognised by Windows or Acronis Disk Director.. i can't format the bloody thing...Partition Magic had a look and fell over.
I tried another Samsung Utility and it reports error reading Partition table sector 0 .. which is hardly surprising after a low-level format..the utility I used to do the format says it's a healthy bunny.
how can I get it working again please?