Flashing Underscore no boot.
Posted 24 April 2009 - 02:00 PM
Posted 24 April 2009 - 02:08 PM
One has to be set as master and the other to slave. When you hook them to the ribbon then the master goes on the end and the slave goes in the middle. the other side is connected to the mb.
Also the 60 gig will only transfer at its maximum speed and in turn the 120 can only access at the slower speed.
If I'm understanding you correctly then you want to take out the 10 gig completely and make the 120 the master OS drive?
Posted 24 April 2009 - 02:19 PM
Posted 24 April 2009 - 02:32 PM
Hook the drive you want to make the new master up to the second IDE controller by itself. This is only temporary as it will change when we are all done
Start HDclone and pick your source drive(C drive you have now)
Then pick your target drive(the drive you want to become master)
Start the program and just sit back. When it's done then you should be able to put the new drive where the 10 gig drive is now and have it up and running with no loss of data.
The one issue I would suggest before you do the above instructions is to make sure the new drive is partitioned and formatted as one partition. If the HDclone changes it then we can fix the problem later.
After the clone has finished then take the old 10 gig out as described above and let me know if the system boots normally with the new hd as the OS drive.
Posted 25 April 2009 - 01:27 PM
Posted 28 April 2009 - 07:57 PM
Posted 28 April 2009 - 08:00 PM
Posted 28 April 2009 - 10:33 PM
On a different note, i tried Seatools for any Firmware updates. Failed to work, Kept getting an error during its scan for my drive "void throwexceptionforhrinternal (int23,intptr)" So i gave up on that and went looking around. I cannot defrag, run a disc scan, or format this drive. I'm starting to think shes shot, but i can still save to the disc and HDclone had no errors found after the transfer. =( Hopefully this still can be resolved hate to have reduced my memory vs expand it.
Edited by Trox88, 28 April 2009 - 10:33 PM.
Posted 29 April 2009 - 06:41 AM
Posted 29 April 2009 - 11:35 AM
-Fujitsu MPE3102AH-B3 10.1GB (Master) -> Seagate ST3160212A 160GB (Slave)
* Runs fine off of this set up. Still can't defrag/chkdsk/or format on windows to either drive. Occasionally crashs and restarts computer.
-Seagate (master) alone does boot 1/5 times after unhooking all ribbons and letting it sit for a minute. Gets to log on but freezes at my desktop with no icons or start menu then logs me off. (Ran Chkdsk thru the windows cd found a couple errors so i ran it again just to make sure. Ran Fixboot and FixMbr then tried to restart no difference found just hangs at desktop.)
-Fujitsu 10GB (Master) -> Samsung Sv0602H 60gig (Slave)
*Currently running this, boots fine still cant defrag/dskchk/format from windows.
and lastly tried the 120Gig Master to the 10gig to boot off of, no luck hangs at bios screen.
Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:18 PM
At the first post screen start tapping the Del key to enter system bios
Find the Advance Options or Boot Sequence screen
You will need to change the boot sequence so that the cdrom is first and the hd is second
Press F10 to save and exit, press ok to accept
The system will now reboot
When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
When you see the following message displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER:
To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
At this point an option to press R to enter the Recovery Console is displayed. Do not select this option.
On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press the R key to repair Windows XP.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.
Edited by rshaffer61, 29 April 2009 - 12:19 PM.
Posted 29 April 2009 - 02:37 PM
Posted 29 April 2009 - 02:42 PM
At this point I think you need to just format it. Then install windows clean and make sure it will boot correctly after a few restarts. If so then we can proceed with further steps if needed.
Edited by rshaffer61, 29 April 2009 - 02:59 PM.
Posted 30 April 2009 - 12:40 AM
Posted 30 April 2009 - 07:25 AM
You are very welcome. I'm glad we could help and please let us know how everything works out for you.
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