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Try couple of links:
http://ubcd4win.com/...showtopic=13888
http://www.howtogeek...p-installation/
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got it to find the hard drive, thank god, now it's examining exisiting versions to see what needs to be repaied. I have faith I'm almost there and I hope I don't need to bother you again, but thanks again for helping me get this far. Lets hope this is it!
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Oh, I didn't see your last reply.
Good news :)
What exactly did you do?
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i made that switch in the menu we tried intially, switching the RAID settings and it found the hard drive, but I now I have a new problem. I can get into the recovery console, it asks for adminstrator password which I presume is what I use to unlock desktop, but it says its not correct. Should I just reinstall XP completley?
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Yeah, unfortunately, you can't bypass that password step without getting to Windows, first.
You have your data backed up, right?
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i do have what i wanted backed up. I slaved the hd to the laptop so I've got all the main files I would need or want.
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I'd definitely go for clean install...
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just started it now. I am hoping to god this is it. Sprung for a 600gb external hd at an after christmas sale. Hoping I never go through this again!!
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I wish you best of luck :)
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well the good news is im in xp, the bad news is I can't get online and obviously i need to move everything back. Will I need to switch back that drive command in the setup menu? Also, can I just copy paste the files/programs back to the hard drive? Is there a best way to get them all back and running?
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You can copy/paste files, but programs have to reinstalled.

Did you use Dell CD to reinstall XP, or something else?
Any errors in Device Manager?
What exactly do you mean by not being able to get online?
Your browser won't connect to any pages?
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it just won't connect to any pages. I setup my settings ( i live in apt building) and had always had the desktop right into the wall and laptop on the wireless. Laptop works, but I get the page cannot be displayed error on the browser
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Did you use Dell CD to reinstall XP, or something else?
Any errors in Device Manager?


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I used the Dell reinstall Cd. No errors that I can see except for no virus software active, which I assume is bc I wiped the HD and the version I had I download from my firm's site. I wonder if I need to just restart the router? But maintenance locked it in a closet in my bedroom!!!!!
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I wonder if I need to just restart the router? But maintenance locked it in a closet in my bedroom!!!!!

Could be.
Meanwhile, you can try these.....

Turn off computer. Disconnect router, and modem from power source for 30 seconds.
Power them back on.
Restart computer.

If that doesn't work, bypass router, and connect computer straight to the modem.

[The above will have to wait, until you have router access.]

If that doesn't work...
Go Start>Run (Start search in Vista), type in:
cmd
Click OK (in Vista, while holding CTRL, and SHIFT, press Enter).

In Command Prompt window, type in following commands, and hit Enter after each one:
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew


Restart computer.

If that doesn't work...
Go Start>Run (Start search in Vista), type in:
cmd
Click OK (in Vista, while holding CTRL, and SHIFT, press Enter).

At Command Prompt, type in:
netsh int ip reset reset.log
Hit Enter.
Type in:
netsh winsock reset catalog
Hit Enter.

Restart computer.


If that doesn't work...
Download, install, and run WinSockFix: http://www.softpedia...inSockFix.shtml (doesn't work in Vista)
Restart computer, and check again.

If that doesn't work...
Download Dial-A-Fix (DAF) (doesn't work in Vista):
http://wiki.lunarsof...2C_and_articles

Have XP CD available in case DAF needs a file. Likely not!

Check all boxes on the screen (clear any restrictions if it shows any)
Then click GO!

When the entire page is finished click the HammerHead at bottom to go to the second DAF page.

Here, one at a time, do the below:

Reinstall BITS
Reinstall Windows Firewall
Repair Permissions
Reset networking

Watch for any File not found or other errors and make note as this may lead to the fix!

Restart computer.
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