login log out loop - tried everything except what works...
Posted 27 December 2007 - 09:44 PM
Posted 30 December 2007 - 06:40 PM
Edited by DrLucky, 30 December 2007 - 06:40 PM.
Posted 30 December 2007 - 08:06 PM
Posted 30 December 2007 - 11:09 PM
Since you can't boot, the only way you can save your data is to mount the drive in another computer and copy off what you want, or buy a new hard drive, disconnect the current one, install the new one and load XP on the new one. Then connect the old one as Slave, copy your data then format it and use as a data/backup drive.
Posted 31 December 2007 - 10:26 AM
I tried mounting it as a slave drive, I have the jumpers set right, and the bios set to boot from an other hard drive, but it still wants to boot from the infected one. What can I do?
Should I do a temporary install where it doesnt delete my files and then back up the stuff I need. Then reformat the drive and do a clean install?
Posted 31 December 2007 - 11:10 AM
Install XP on the new drive.
Apply all Windows Updates (about 90 now so will take awhile).
Shutdown and connect the old drive as Slave, make sure the new one is Master.
Boot will take you to the new XP install since that's all boot.ini knows about.
Copy your data from the old to the new.
Format the old and use it for data or backup.
Posted 31 December 2007 - 12:21 PM
I think I will use an alternate back up method the format the drive and do a clean install.
Thanks for all your help!
Posted 31 December 2007 - 02:12 PM
Let me run this by one more time, with a few enhancements:
1. Physically disconnect the IDE cable and power plug from the old drive
2. Jumper the new drive as Master (or Single) and hook it to the connector the old drive was connected to, should be the last one (fartherest from the mother board).
3. Enter BIOS Setup and load defaults.
4. Check BIOS Setup and make sure the CD is the first boot device.
5. Boot XP CD, format and install XP.
7. Connect the old drive as a Slave (make the new one Master if it was jumpered for Single) and hook it to the 2nd IDE connector (the one closest to the mother board).
XP should boot normally from the new drive. Copy data from old drive to new drive, format old and use as desired.
Posted 31 December 2007 - 02:51 PM
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