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January 6, 2005 10:00:31 PM

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I bought a case and a Western Digital internal hard drive to make an
external backup. Dell 4300 on XP with Ultra ATA/100 drive. On installation,
the WD drive showed in Device Manager as only drive, and the ATA as the only
drive in My Computer. I wanted to start over and couldn't uninstall, but I
saw an opportunity in the partition/format area to erase the WD drive,
which I did not thinking that the WD was now the boot drive. So I have
erased the boot drive, and now when I boot I get message "Error Loading OS"
No help yet on either WD or Seagate site. Where else can I post or look?

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Anonymous
January 6, 2005 10:00:32 PM

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Clifton, If I read your post right, it sounds like you mistakenly erased
your internal hard drive, which may have also been a western digital drive.
Is that what happened? Pat

"Clifton" <cxxmayer@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
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>I bought a case and a Western Digital internal hard drive to make an
>external backup. Dell 4300 on XP with Ultra ATA/100 drive. On
>installation, the WD drive showed in Device Manager as only drive, and the
>ATA as the only drive in My Computer. I wanted to start over and couldn't
>uninstall, but I saw an opportunity in the partition/format area to erase
>the WD drive, which I did not thinking that the WD was now the boot drive.
>So I have erased the boot drive, and now when I boot I get message "Error
>Loading OS"
> No help yet on either WD or Seagate site. Where else can I post or look?
>
Anonymous
January 6, 2005 11:18:10 PM

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OOOOPS!

"Clifton" <cxxmayer@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
news:jVfDd.71396$uM5.31382@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
>I bought a case and a Western Digital internal hard drive to make an
>external backup. Dell 4300 on XP with Ultra ATA/100 drive. On
>installation, the WD drive showed in Device Manager as only drive, and the
>ATA as the only drive in My Computer. I wanted to start over and couldn't
>uninstall, but I saw an opportunity in the partition/format area to erase
>the WD drive, which I did not thinking that the WD was now the boot drive.
>So I have erased the boot drive, and now when I boot I get message "Error
>Loading OS"
> No help yet on either WD or Seagate site. Where else can I post or look?
>
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January 7, 2005 2:30:23 AM

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No Pat, I don't think so, but since I can't boot, I can't see what is there
now. The WD drive became the boot drive and that is what got erased so I
can't boot. The internal drive is a Seagate.
"Pat Conover" <pat conover at comcast dot net> wrote in message
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> Clifton, If I read your post right, it sounds like you mistakenly erased
> your internal hard drive, which may have also been a western digital
> drive. Is that what happened? Pat
>
> "Clifton" <cxxmayer@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
> news:jVfDd.71396$uM5.31382@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
>>I bought a case and a Western Digital internal hard drive to make an
>>external backup. Dell 4300 on XP with Ultra ATA/100 drive. On
>>installation, the WD drive showed in Device Manager as only drive, and the
>>ATA as the only drive in My Computer. I wanted to start over and couldn't
>>uninstall, but I saw an opportunity in the partition/format area to erase
>>the WD drive, which I did not thinking that the WD was now the boot drive.
>>So I have erased the boot drive, and now when I boot I get message "Error
>>Loading OS"
>> No help yet on either WD or Seagate site. Where else can I post or look?
>>
>
>
January 7, 2005 1:34:59 PM

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Clifton wrote:
Uninstall the Western Digital and see if that helps.



> I bought a case and a Western Digital internal hard drive to make an
> external backup. Dell 4300 on XP with Ultra ATA/100 drive. On installation,
> the WD drive showed in Device Manager as only drive, and the ATA as the only
> drive in My Computer. I wanted to start over and couldn't uninstall, but I
> saw an opportunity in the partition/format area to erase the WD drive,
> which I did not thinking that the WD was now the boot drive. So I have
> erased the boot drive, and now when I boot I get message "Error Loading OS"
> No help yet on either WD or Seagate site. Where else can I post or look?
>
>
January 7, 2005 6:53:50 PM

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I could not uninstall the WD drive when I could still boot. I could
uninstall in Device Manager, but it was still there when next booted. Now I
can't boot, and disconnecting the drive from the computer does nothing.
"ricardo" <me@myself.com> wrote in message
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> Clifton wrote:
> Uninstall the Western Digital and see if that helps.
>
>
>
>> I bought a case and a Western Digital internal hard drive to make an
>> external backup. Dell 4300 on XP with Ultra ATA/100 drive. On
>> installation, the WD drive showed in Device Manager as only drive, and
>> the ATA as the only drive in My Computer. I wanted to start over and
>> couldn't uninstall, but I saw an opportunity in the partition/format
>> area to erase the WD drive, which I did not thinking that the WD was now
>> the boot drive. So I have erased the boot drive, and now when I boot I
>> get message "Error Loading OS"
>> No help yet on either WD or Seagate site. Where else can I post or look?
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