Here is what I am trying to determine:
Did my new drive fail? And how could I get into the system to find out.
Do I have my boot sequence incorrect?
I'm not 100% sure that I have the Master/Slave drives correct. The instructions were not very clear, if my old drive and the new drive were both masters, could that have an effect?
Additional info-- The new drive seems fine, ran chkdsk from the recovery console. Could the boot record be looking for the wrong drive letter? The Windows xp start screen appears, before it reboots, again and again, so I assume it is seeing the drive, but doesnt continue to load Windows. What would I check to see that the "boot" record is correct?
Additional info-- By repeatedly pressing "f8" I can get to the screen that provides for "safe mode", "last good config", etc. But selecting any of the available options yields doesnt produce any other results. I wondering if its a bios problem? I installed "xp home" in place of the "media center" edition which I assume is xp pro.
Additional info-- I performed this function without any difference in results;
Copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\bak\system.bak
Copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\bak\software.bak
Copy c:\windows\system32\config\sam c:\windows\bak\sam.bak
Copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\bak\security.bak
Copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\bak\default.bak
Copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system
Copy c:\windows\repair\software c:\windows\system32\config\software
Copy c:\windows\repair\sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam
Copy c:\windows\repair\security c:\windows\system32\config\security
Copy c:\windows\repair\default c:\windows\system32\config\default
Thanks in Advance!
Edited by adman4054, 20 March 2007 - 07:05 AM.