Set Up Stuck (was:Need help ! Need help !)
Posted 18 September 2006 - 04:07 PM
Posted 18 September 2006 - 05:23 PM
Have you tried starting the machine in Safe Mode by tapping the F8 key during bootup?
Posted 18 September 2006 - 08:19 PM
1: Make sure to save files, mainly pictures of wedding, then worry about fixing computer. **Don't want you to die**
2: Take out your harddrive, carefully -making sure to remove static electricity by touching case- and change the plug to slave.
3: Put the harddrive into another turned off computer.
4: Start up the computer and windows will recognize the harddrive and install it.
5: After the harddrive is installed you should be able to browse the harddrive and find the files.
6: Copy those files to another harddrive, prolly host computer.
7: Thank God you saved the pictures!
Ok now to fix your original computer<or if you don't have another computer to try the harddrive>
1: To get into safe mode keep pressing F5 after the black screen once you first turn on your computer
2: Now it will ask you what to do, go into SAFE MODE.
3: If everything goes as planned you will enter into Windows XP under Safe Mode.
4: Now grab that floppy, cd, flashdrive, or whatever to save those pics after saving the pics then save everything else needed.
5: While still in Safe Mode do a System Restore; Start>Control Panel>System Restore
6: Restore to a previous date before you erased the registry file.
If none of the above works-----
If none of the above has worked for you to fix your computer, hopefully after you have already saved the pics, then just reinstall windows xp pro.
If you need anymore help just post us back up.
HOPE SHE SPARES YOUR LIFE
Posted 18 September 2006 - 10:32 PM
Posted 18 September 2006 - 11:29 PM
Posted 19 September 2006 - 05:27 AM
1. Sata does have jumpers, do you have a sata drive or ide drive?, and whenever you at the harddrive their usually is some writing to show you which pins to put the jumper in so that you make the harddrive a slave. If you anymore help with this just ask, I'm trying to write quickly because I have to go to school.
External Harddrive enclosures ---
2. Ok when you plug this slaved harddrive into another computer the bios should have no problem configuring it and then windows should not have a problem installing it. So your setup is Windows XP PRo on master, and non working Windows XP PRo on slave. The master drive will be the one to boot up so the slave is used just to view the contents of the drive.
3. Their is a way to make the harddrive external, by purchasing an external enclosure for it.
4. As long as you have a working computer, taking your messed up windows harddrive, slaving it, and putting it in a good computer will allow you to view the contents. What happens is master harddrive will boot and the slave will just be viewed.
**I'm sorry I had to write the info down quickly, but I will be back home later this day to help more. If you need any pics to give you a visualization I can take those with my camera and give them to you.**
Also wedding pictures should still be there, its just windows xp that is messed up.
Edited by Bobbydoo8, 19 September 2006 - 05:29 AM.
Posted 19 September 2006 - 06:55 AM
Posted 19 September 2006 - 07:07 AM
Posted 19 September 2006 - 07:31 AM
Disconnect all external hardware on the machine except the keyboard and mouse (desktop). Put the XP cd into the drive and reboot.
Run the repair again using This Guide. Let us know if it fails to complete.
Posted 19 September 2006 - 09:01 AM
The pictures seem to be the most important thing you're willing to save so I would make sure you save them by taking out the harddrive as stated and copying over those files. After you have completed that procedure then you can simply reinsert the harddrive and then worry about saving the system.
Taking out the harddrive is not as complicated as it seems and you will face smaller problems, but when you look to repairing the system, serious errors can occur.
Simply my opinion because I do not want to see you lose those pictures.
I hate repair cd's and windows system repair because they almost always seem to cause more of a problem than actually helping.
Edited by Bobbydoo8, 19 September 2006 - 09:02 AM.
Posted 19 September 2006 - 10:57 AM
1. Unplug power connector and sata cable from harddrive
2. Change jumper<as seen in picture, the white piece comes off the pins and then put it back onto different pins//the slave pins// to change it>to slave
3. Plug sata cable and power connector into working computer with jumper set on slave
**Be careful with sata connectors on the motherboard because they are fragile**
4. Turn on working computer
5. Bios finds and configures drive
6. Windows starts and installs hardware
7. Access the drive and copy pictures over
There ya go!
Post back up if you run into any problems.
Edited by Bobbydoo8, 19 September 2006 - 12:04 PM.
Posted 19 September 2006 - 12:34 PM
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