Posted 15 June 2005 - 08:56 AM
Posted 15 June 2005 - 09:01 AM
so....what, where are we?
Let's back up for a second. When you boot your computer, does windows attempt to start loading, and then stop, or what?
I think most people have been laboring under the impression this is a hardware problem by your initial description, but what you've added here changes things.
This drive was in this machine, then placed in another machine, then placed back in this machine?
At one point, the WINDOWS setup said it wanted to install a primary disk controller (driver), you said no?
And now, you start windows and VERY early in the process, it craps out?
Posted 15 June 2005 - 11:44 AM
Posted 15 June 2005 - 12:06 PM
remove the drives---all of them.
restart the computer without any drives.
the pc will complain, but that is ok.
Now add back only the harddrive.
does it detect it now?
Posted 15 June 2005 - 05:04 PM
I appreciate the fast reply. I have tried that. The only thing I can think of was I removed the two hd's from my ribbon cable on the primary and put a new 80Gb on as the master. I was trying to load 98se onto that hd. At some point durring the install, a message came up about installing the primary ide controller. I made the mistake of clicking cancel. Needless to say, I messed up. Could this have something to do with the primary being deleted or missing ?
Why don't you rerun the 98se install again, you may have to reformat the disk to do it, and when the prompt comes up to install the primary IDE control choose yes? That ought to get it back for you.
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