Posted 04 July 2005 - 11:45 AM
Posted 04 July 2005 - 11:55 AM
Hmm, ok. First thing we can try is, booting to the recovery console. For this you'll need your XP disk. Insert the Setup compact disc (CD) and restart the computer. If prompted, select any options required to boot from the CD. When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts; choose the repair or recover option by pressing R. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access from the Recovery Console. When prompted, type the Administrator password(if you didn't set one, try just hitting enter). At the system prompt, type fixmbr then hit enter, then type, fixboot and hit enter. Then exit take the CD and reboot, and see if it boots up.
Also, another thing to check is, listen to the HDD and try to hear if it's spinning when you boot up. If not, the HDD may actually have failed.
Posted 04 July 2005 - 11:59 AM
If it spins you could download the drive software from the drive mfrs website to your working unit, install it and see if it can detect the drive. Or if you're getting a new drive anyway it will probably have the software included. Then you can either make a drive to drive copy, usually easiest on the old drive, or just copy the files over.
All this is assuming that you have a drive failure and not some malware that has damaged the partition or boot sector.
Posted 04 July 2005 - 06:30 PM
Thanks to all who have and are trying to help me
Stupid me I just reread your instruction and you told me what to type in - I printed it out and then got so nervous I forgot to read it. Will try again Thanks
Well I may have really messed up - tried again and it wouldn't boot to system retest cd - must give up for tonight am too tired and can't concentrate will try again after work tomorrow
Edited by chwhitecat, 04 July 2005 - 06:59 PM.
Posted 04 July 2005 - 07:12 PM
to be 1 a master with a slave and 2 a slave drive?
Posted 04 July 2005 - 08:14 PM
Posted 04 July 2005 - 08:27 PM
change the jumpers on both , your new disc as master with slave
and the old disc as slave. you don't want to use cable select it is very iffy
Posted 04 July 2005 - 09:22 PM
Posted 04 July 2005 - 09:51 PM
Posted 05 July 2005 - 08:07 PM
Posted 06 July 2005 - 05:37 PM
new as master with slave and old as slave can you see both drives in cmos?
Posted 06 July 2005 - 05:41 PM
Posted 06 July 2005 - 05:46 PM
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