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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:15 am    Post subject: Partitions are not recognized ... Reply with quote

Just this morning, my office computer did not recognize hard drive partitions. My colleague ended up formatting the hard drive and reinstalling OS.

q1. Exactly how does this happen?

I am only guessing here, but I don't think that something like this happens for no reasons. I'm guessing that something happened after I left the office yesterday, but I don't now exactly what. I do know that my colleague used this office computer after I left.

q2. Is there a computer virus that does something like this?

q3. If not, what exactly makes this happen? Deleting a certain file? Changing a certain hardware configuration ...?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most likely the partition table went caput which might indicate a faulty drive, or could just be that something went drastically wrong maybe during shutdown. Seems to happen rarely, but when it does it's not good.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can Windows installer (DVD) fix this problem?

There is supposedly an option to address this problem?
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