Thanks Macboatmaster. As I mentioned in my earlier posts - this is a "refurbished" small form factor or what they refer to as an "HP Pavilion Slimline s5700 Desktop PC Series
It is really a matter of little importance - but if you did post the model - I cannot find where. If I missed it, please accept my apologies.
Now keep in mind that the computer runs perfectly and quickly - so is that error even problem at all ??
While the system is running well- POSSIBLY NOT.
When for some reason you need to run chkdsk /f - to repair file errors, it could prove to be a considerable problem, if however long it takes, it WILL not run to completion - could it not?
It came with no operating system
I installed Windows XP Professional and was able to find all the necessary drivers.
I was warned that those were for use on a Windows 7 system only.
In the light of the above quote in red
. I presume you did not install them.
In broad terms, for any drivers, albeit they may install and the device may apparently function correctly, without any warning in device manager,
It is vital that the chipset drivers for the motherboard are installed first - after the operating system.
These drivers commission the chipset which is in itself responsible for the control of many aspects of the motherboard.
Without becoming more technical than is necessary
Please see this image - as to what is routed via the chipsets.Perhaps you may now see that the issue is not quite as simple as it may seem.
Windows XP is fairly good at installing generic drivers and in some cases the actual correct driver.
Microsoft spent serious money in liaison with the various manufacturers to incorporate drivers into the XP install database
Vista and especially Windows7 have an even greater capability to recognise and install the correct chipset drivers.HOWEVER
that does not mean that you should NOT do so, either in the first instance from the CD/DVD provided with the motherboard AND of course then from the latest available for that operating system from the motherboard manufacturers site.There are without doubt, many people who NEVER do this. Their system runs without any apparent problems.
There are also of course many people who install a generic graphics driver, instead of the driver offered by either the computer manufacturer - Dell, HP etc, in the case of a branded computer
OR the motherboard manufacturer, if it is an onboard graphics chip. AND the system may function perfectly.
There are also many people who install the latest
Nvidia driver for the Graphics Processor on for instance an EVGA or Zotec graphics card, or a graphics card in a branded computer, again Dell etc, rather than the one offered on the card manufacturers site or the Dell site. HOWEVER the latest driver on the Nvidia site is NOT always the right driver for the EVGA etc card.
Finally it seems to me that you should address what I have previously
outlined and that is:-
To which SATA port on the motherboard is the hard drive connected. - many motherboards of that age AND I DO NOT KNOW that one - had SATA and SATA2 connections.
Your hard drive is SATA3 - I have already explained that it will be backwards compatible
Nevertheless you should ensure it is connected to the SATA2 if available. (OR of course SATA3 but I doubt if it has that)
In the light of your last post and DEPENDING on where you found
your XP drivers AND depending on which IF ANY chipset driver you installed (OR simply relied on the XP installation) AND depending on the result of your enquiries into the SATA connection - this problem MAY not ever be resolved.I hope you will find the information usefulI apologise if you find it too technical - but there really was no way of simplifying the explanation - without losing the meaning.
I commenced one of my previous posts with an apology to my colleague phillpower2 for the interjection. Unless your reply raises any issues relating DIRECTLY to this post, I will leave you with Phillpower2.