voltron wrote:i somehow removed the 7.8mb partition at the end of the hard disk with partition magic. now i can not format and install windows xp again. does anyone have any ideas or clue as to what to do? i've tried formatting, using fdisk, and even using the seagate disc tools that came with it.
any help is appreciated. basically i have a dead 80gb drive as of now =(
"Re: missing 7.8mb partition, windows sucks"....and that's one of the reasons I switched to a mac. Windows pissed me off, too much, too often.
You could always try using the bios to format...but that's not highly recommended. I assume you'll have to do a low-level format, and somehow jerry-rig the system to install. Try putting Win98 or something onto it, then upgrade to XP.