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December 17, 2012 9:09:34 AM

hi iam anand my question is my internal harssisk segate not detecting the drives wile installing xp os .so plz how can recover my data my drive shownig like this(-:unsupported space) plz help

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December 17, 2012 12:18:30 PM

"unsupported space"

Do you mean "unallocated space" ?

It means there are no partitions on the drive, or the partition-table on it is damaged or missing.
The hard drive may have failed so you need to test it with drive maker's diagnostic software.

The diagnostic software loads from a bootable CD so you can test it without needing Windows to do it.
It's called SeaTools for DOS. Download the ISO file from here:

Use IMGBURN on a working PC to create the CD from the ISO file:

Then boot your faulty PC from that CD and SeaTools for DOS will eventually open.
Select the faulty hard drive and run the Long/extended test on it.

Note: SeaTools for DOS requires either a PS/2 mouse or PS/2 keyboard because it does not load any USB drivers.
December 29, 2012 1:35:15 PM

s got it thanq