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c drive missing and no boot sector

  • Partition
  • Boot
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
February 23, 2010 4:14:29 PM

Power supply went. New PC purchased. Old hard disk with all files is readable on second controller. Used partition wizard & disk shows no boot partition or drive number so it will not boot. XP setup disc does not recognise any partitions as no drive c: . I'm desperate to get Outlook data off old disk - any ideas anyone ?

More about : drive missing boot sector

February 25, 2010 4:25:39 AM

What your PSU busted? You tired the old hard disk to IDE 2 controller and is readable. You used partition wizard and disk shows no boot partition (active). If you want to copy files from this hard disk don't try to format or partition it or everything will be lost instead get another hard disk - format and install Windows XP. A newly purchased hard disk must be initialize first (Use your partition wizard) before it can be used.