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NocTeRnOsPiRiTeD

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I don't think I could run any other CD besides the XP CD because I tried booting from the motherboard CD and it wouldn't detect it.

When my friend was testing it, he said the drive wasn't spinning so I guess that's the end of my data =\.
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You can run a Live CD,whether you have a working harddrive or not.
Even if no drive at all.(for most of them)
But it gives you the chance to check your motherboard,surf the net,check your email etc.
That's all provided your mobo and the CD drive are working.
You can even save some stuff if there is room on the CD.
It has to be a CD RW and be burned without closing the disc.

Edited by DiggerP, 15 June 2007 - 07:22 AM.

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Oh I see, that seems convenient; where do you get a Live CD?
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if the drive works at all...you could try puppy linux to save your data...the drive must be in the computer but puppy will run totally in ram...it just writes a small ext3 file to the drive...windows won't even see it
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heres a boot cd with some drive testing tools
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Hi,
There are all kinds of Live CDs,a lot for Linux,but usable on Windows.
Example check this page:
Live CDs

You can also make you own with PE Builder
PE Builder

Put it on CD or USB -- USB Tools
USB Tools-Live CD

There's ReaToGo X-PE Boot CD

A google search for Live CD or XP Live CD
will give you thousands (actually millions)of links :whistling:
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Ah, I finally got a new hard disk but the same problem occurred. It said, "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer." Now I"m not sure what's going on.



By the way, I tried putting a live CD in too, it doesn't seem to work. Hmm...

Edited by NocTeRnOsPiRiTeD, 28 June 2007 - 12:02 PM.

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By the way, I tried putting a live CD in too, it doesn't seem to work.

did you set your bios to boot from the cd first...

I finally got a new hard disk

now that you have removed the old hard drive...slave it to a working computer to get your data off it...

the same problem occurred. It said, "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.

that could be the cable to the drive is bad or the IDE controller or the motherboard...or your bios..
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Hi there, i really need some help to solve this problem.

I've just built the machine as spec'd on my profile but just cant get any cd to boot and no matter what i try i just get this error message.

The bios is working fine, it recognises all the memory, hd and other drives. I have changed the boot drive to CD. In that CD i've tried various boot cd's including ones i have made and downloaded at www.theultimatebootcd.com and Xppro and home etc, i have restored the original bios settings, tried upnp options, tried swapping the cd player for dvdrom, tried changing the hd, checked all the connections five times...

It will boot to the bios, then goes to cd, the cd starts to spin, then stops, then you get the message. You can then go through the same process with what ever cd you wish but to no avail? Got any ideas to which bit is the bust bit?

Could this be an issue with the ide controller with having both drives on the one channel? the hd is set to master and the cd to slave in the correct positions on the 80cable ie hd @ black and cd @ grey....

I'm really stuck here and can't figure out what to do next. :) :) :) :) :)
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