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Tom Walthrop
Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2001 - 5:51 pm:   

I have a K7-500 machine with a WD 40gb hd. It was running fine for 3 months, then Partitions started disappearing. I have the drive partitioned as a 10gb primary partition and 3 10gb logical drives. I will be copying files from drive D to drive E, all goes fine for a while then I get an error and my drive C is gone. When I reboot and run FDisk I can see the partition but it's not formatted.I reload from a backup and it does it again. The weird part is, the machine seems to be stable. It will work fine until I do large amounts of file copying. I'm still trying to figure out why copying files from D to E would kill drive C. Any thoughts????
V (Vera)
Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2001 - 6:23 pm:   

whats the error msg. that you are getting?
V (Vera)
Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2001 - 6:51 pm:   

another thought
when you reboot and don't interrupt to fdisk what happens?
tom walthrop
Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2001 - 8:23 pm:   

What happens is I get a critical error, you must re-install windows error. If I look at start->programs it's empty. I'm going to try replacing the powersupply tomorrow. The existing one is only a 250 watt & since I have 4 usb devices, 2 hard drives and a CDR in a K7 machine it could probably use it anyway. As to the reboots, you can reboot all you want, it's still gone. I also use boot magic, it still comes up, but can't find the partition to boot. To all appearances, the partition is still there, just not formatted.

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