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HD not recognized after attemt to format

Last response: in Storage
January 31, 2013 4:58:20 AM

I started formatting my HD from within Xp. Since nothing was happening for some time I canceled it. Now I cannot access the drive. It does not show in BIOS although the test diagnostic for the HD runs on it and finishes successfully. What to do, please? Thank you.
January 31, 2013 8:00:58 AM

You have to think of a way to format it again. It's not good to cancel formatting. Try Hirens boot cd, there should be a tool for HDD recovery.
February 8, 2013 4:28:30 AM

Thank you, Guys,

There was not a bar showing, so I thought - after 20 min. that I waited, it must have frozen or something. Nevertheless, it is fixed now. Trying to run the original Win XP CD - it was saying "No disk ..." Turned out, I had to disable the SATA controller in BIOS. Then XP cd recognized the drive and formatted it, etc.