I just got to the recovery console and ran command fixmbr, wrote a new mbr on physical drive\Device\Harddisk0\Partition0
when I gave the command fixboot = Fixboot cannot find the system drive, or the drive specified is not valid. ???
XP won't boot. blinking cursor with blank screen
Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:41 AM
Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:27 AM
Posted Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Please check the bios to see if it is identifying the hd correctly and then also make sure it is in the second spot in the boot sequence.
How do I check this?
Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:30 AM
If not it should be on the main page of the bios.
Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:52 AM
Farther down the menu list is "POST Behavior" it has options of Minimal Boot, Through Boot, and Auto Boot. I have tried all three and no luck.
I looked at the BIOS setup on my Dell XPS pc and the setup is very similar and the BIOS Setup recognizes the HDD as WD250..
Seems to be the problem!
Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:54 AM
Without going back through everything can you post the system make and model again so I can check the site for a bios upgrade?
Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:17 PM
Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:52 PM
This could save you the painful experience of downloading the incorrect BIOS update file. Although these updates are supposed to be self-authenticating, I've seen cases where the wrong update actually installed.
Also, on their newer machines, the Service Tag will appear in the BIOS setup screen, and this is the best place to look if you have a machine that someone else has worked on (possible case/motherboard swap).
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