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By ts1026 ·
I am receiving a message that states "Partition table corrupted or doesn't exist. Save to disk feature is disabled". I reformatted the hard drive, and reinstalled Win 95 on my laptop. When it restarted, I received this message. How can I correct this ?

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by Paul Majestic In reply to Error Message at Startup

The problem most likely is that the drive itself is bad. No matter how many times you format or re-partition that drive you will most likely continue to receive that same message. Just yesterday I dealt with a hard drive with a very similar problem.

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by dmiles In reply to Error Message at Startup

It could be the first sign of the drive going bad,try booting into DOS and run scandisk from the command prompt,if this procedure stops or tries to correct the problem and hangs for a long time,you will need to take more drastic measures.Ref TechRepublic article 200 ways to Recover a hard drive.
the way to correct is buy anoother drive,if all else fails.

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by danpiers In reply to Error Message at Startup

The message you received refers to the "partition" of the drive, not the "format." You need to remove the partition that is on the drive, then re-install a fresh partition. Both operations can usually be done with the FDISK program that came with your Windows. If the old partition is badly corrupted, you may have trouble removing it with FDISK. If this occurs, you may have to "low-level format" the drive to clean it out. I recommend DrivePro for this purpose, butI'm sure that there are several programs that serve this purpose available on the Internet. Once you have removed the old partition and replaced it with a new one, don't forget that you will need to re-format again. Good luck.

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