Any help would greatly appreciated.
Reformat Failed...now I get an error saying....
Posted 05 March 2009 - 11:00 AM
Any help would greatly appreciated.
Posted 05 March 2009 - 11:02 AM
It's a custom built PC: Intel® Pentium® D CPU 3.40GHz 1.70GHz 2.93 GB (RAM)
I wonder if this is due to a bad hard drive or something or maybe it's time to start replacing parts.
I'm unable to get back to the set up page. The BIOSTAR page comes up then it goes right to the "Hardware Monitor" page which gives the hardware info and then says:
Verifying DMI Pool Data ............................ Update Success
Error loading operating system _
and I can't seem to get past this page...I think I'm really screwed.
Note: when I do restart the PC it has one beep then goes to BIOSTAR page then the Hardware Monitor ... Page.
Also note, I'm able to access the BIOSTAR set up page too by pressing delete on the BIOSTAR page. Other than that none of my F# keys work, nor the space bar, nothing. ???
Edited by countryboypride77, 07 March 2009 - 01:24 PM.
Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:41 PM
There are a couple things I can think of.
1. Redo the install by deleting the partition (if it finds one), and then reinstalling. I would do this when you are awake and not at 4am.
2. You can try running the drive manufacturers diagnostics (link in my signature).
Posted 05 March 2009 - 03:41 PM
Would buying a new Hard drive work? I have the Windows Home Edition CD in my possession as well as my key. Before my boss gave up on this particular PC, he had taken it into some PC guy and I know for a fact that the mother board was brand new. My boss said everything inside the tower was replaced so it was a new PC however, I do have to becareful on what my boss says. He's a big time BSer (coincidently that's his initials too) It looked like the hard drive was the same original and might have been my problem from the very beginning. I checked out Newegg and browsed the hard drives. many different ones to chose from. Would buying a new hard drive and then installing the XP home edition version solve my issues?
Not exactly which kind of hard drive I should get but that question is probably best answered in the hardware forum. I'll continue researching...
EDIT: Oh...I am unable to get to the set up page... When the PC starts it goes to the BIOSTAR Page then to the Hardware Monitor page where it stays. The only other page I can access is the BIOSTAR setup page by pressing delete when the BIOSTAR page appears. That's it...I tried for hours to get myself back to the set up page so I could try to delete the partition and install XP again...
Edited by countryboypride77, 05 March 2009 - 03:57 PM.
Posted 05 March 2009 - 03:58 PM
What size are you looking for?
A 500gb is about $100 and coming down.
Search Newegg and tigerdirect. I use both. Sometimes there is a manufacturers warranty of 3-5 years.
Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:15 PM
Series Caviar SE16
Performance Interface IDE Ultra ATA100
RPM 7200 RPM
Average Seek Time 8.9ms
Average Write Time 10.9ms
Average Latency 4.2ms
Physical Spec Form Factor 3.5"
^^^---> This is the one I've been contemplating ordering. The one already on the PC is I believe a Samsung. It's definately IDE. I can get the above for $73 plus shipping would bring it to a grand total of $80 and some change.
By doing this, I shouldn't have any problems with installing my Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002, so I think.
Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:35 PM
Theoretically if you need to reinstall later. all you would lose is C and no data.
Posted 05 March 2009 - 11:45 PM
UPDATE: FORMAT & XP INSTALL WAS SUCCESSFUL!!! Thanks for saving me $100 apparently my Hard Drive is still good and the Real Problem is ME! Anyways, Thanks a mil. I'm currently downloading the AV and other safe guards on the PC. Just wanted to leave an update and to Thank You
^^^ABOVE UPDATE IS VOID^^^ (I think I ginxed myself) well except for the Thank you part. I do greatly appreciate your help. However, I gave up. I went to BestBuy and purchased a Seagate Barracuda 1TB 32MB Cache 7200RPM. I'm installing it now and hopefully this will fix all my problems.
Turns out the hard drives were a Maxtor 80GB and also a Samsung 40GB both were ancient If either of the 2 are any good they'll be demoted to slaves haha. Anyways. I'm going to attempt to reinstall my Windows XP AGAIN and hopefully for the last time. I'll post another update if I truely am Successful
Edited by countryboypride77, 06 March 2009 - 02:23 PM.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users