Windows starts to boot for about 8 seconds and then goes back to Bios (Platinum) and wont start in Safe mode or last known good config.
I cant restore with XP and if I try to repair, it says no Windows exists on either drive. (I think it is trying to default to Maxtor drive 0 which is raid paired to drive 2 (no OS on this drive)
XP should be on drive1 (c:) but it wont look there.
To re-install, XP wants to format and partition the drives..I hate to lose all info.
This happened before when I tried to update the bios, I had to format drives and start over.
This time, I noticed server had stopped and was at prompt to start windows . This system was on UPS so no idea what caused loss of system info,\
Please ignore, biting the bullit and doing a re-install, but now CDROM started growling and seems it has broken my XP pro disk and scuffed surface....when it rains it pours.
Edited by wordsmith07, 18 April 2006 - 08:44 PM.