Error Reading Fixed Disk Using Fdisk
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A:\>fdisk "Do you wish…?" [Y] enter Delete partition?  enter Delete primary?  enter WARNING: "What primary…?"  enter "Enter volume label" [ (left blank) ] enter "Are you sure? [Y] enter Hit "escape" "Create DOS partition?"  enter "Create primary  enter "Max space?" [Y] enter pressed the restart button but after i type in 'A:\>format c:' or 'A:\>format c: /s' it gives me 'invalid drive specification' then when i try fdisk again it gives me 'error reading fixed
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fixed disk" &"38163MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi. Setup cannot access this disk."I had Windows XP on my computer. I had 2 partitions, 39GB for XP and 1GB for swapfile. I decided to format it and put Windows 98 and XP on different partitions on the same drive. Since Widows 98 doesn't recognize NTFS, I formatted my HD using a Win98 bootdisk to get a FAT partition. Then I used FDISK to repartition the drive. I made 3 partitions, 36GB for XP, 3GB for Win98, and 1GB for misc. and/or swapfile. I then installed XP forgetting that 98 should be installed first. There was no problems while installing XP. Realizing that 98 should be installed first, I formatted again and FDISKed it again with no problems. I then installed 98 with no problems. However, when I opened My Computer, only the 36GB and the 3GB partitions showed up, not the 1GB partition. I then started to install Windows XP by booting from the XP CD, I didn't install it through Win98. On the screen where it asks you to set up the partitions and pick which one to put XP on, it said, "38163MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi. Setup cannot access this disk." So I tried to install XP through Win98 but it also failed. So I tried to run FDISK again and now I get the message "Error reading fixed disk." Despite these errors, I can still access my HD through DOS, but only 2 of the 3 partitions. The jumpers and the cables are fine. The BIOS recognizes the HD. It worked fine before I formatted and used FDISK, and I didn't change any settings. ScanDisk did not find any problems. How do I fix my HD? Admin: Hi,I think the problem lies with the partitioning type (FAT, FAT32, NTFS...)Check out this article:HOW TO: Create a Multiple-Boot System in Windows XP MagicR15: That didn't help. I have read that article before and that is what I was following when this