Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Can't re-boot! Changed HDD


  • Please log in to reply

#1
RickPolite

RickPolite

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
Running windows XP pro SP3
I restarted my computer and when it would start booting up it would flash a blue screen then restart the process. I loaded my XP Pro CD, tried safe mode, etc. I decided to replace the hard drive. Now when I run my CD to try and reload windows it hits a BSOD and I can't get it to do anything else. It's looking like there's another problem. Any Ideas?
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Spyderturbo007

Spyderturbo007

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 760 posts
Can you post the exact Stop error you are receiving?
  • 0

#3
RickPolite

RickPolite

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
Problem solved. Has SATA HDD and XP Pro. Had to get it to a repair shop as I needed it for work. They couldn't reload XP because it was looking for another style HDD, IDE I believe and the manufacturer, Prostar, would only allow you to change the date and time in the BIOS. So they reloaded it with Vista. Make any sense?

Thanks so much for replying.
  • 0

#4
123Runner

123Runner

    Member 4k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,307 posts
They circumvented the actual issue.

They could not load XP because you had a SATA hard drive. XP does not have native drivers for the SATA drive. They need to be loaded by using the F6 key and you need the drivers on a floppy OR slipstreamed into the XP cd.

Another way that usually works is setting the drive up in bios to be an ide drive.

If installed as an ide drive, the install would have gone through without a hitch.

As I said, they circumvented the problem by using Vista. Vista has all the drivers for SATA drives.

I assume everything is working to your satisfaction?
And thanks for letting us know.

123runner
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP