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Old 10-09-2017, 12:48 PM   #1
deacy468
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I crrupted my 320g hard drive.


Hi, guys, I was playing around with dual boot, win7 and Linux mint mate and I deleted some partitions and corrupted grub and the mbr.my dell dimension desktop will not recognise or detect the hard drive. This Pc is just my experimental machine but I would love to be able to format it, how can I get my pc to recognise the HDD so I can format it. kind regards, Deacy
 
Old 10-09-2017, 05:00 PM   #2
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If you get some install media eg DVD, you should be able to boot from that via the BIOS setting and use that to format your system

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Old 10-09-2017, 08:10 PM   #3
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And there's always gparted.
 
Old 10-17-2017, 01:03 PM   #4
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Thanks, guys, sorry for late reply but my head was melted. I found P Magic and that enabled me to mount and format the drive so I was able to use it again. I can't believe the speed and efficiency of Linux and it's community and am proud to say I have given up windows for good and will never dual boot windows with Linux again. Thanks for your help I did try your suggestions but my pc could not see or mount the drive. Kind regard's Deacy.
 
  


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