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dis regard that I guess Wannabe already posted that and I did forget something the dir d: change ohh well Sorry for wasting your time I didn't see wannabe's post I just skimmed over
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Please go to this website and download the BartPE builder.
http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

Thoroughly read the page, burn the bootable BartPE CD and boot to it. You may have to change the bios boot order.

When you get into BartPE, you should "hopefully" be able to navigate the problem drive retreive your data, and move it to the good drive. I say "hopefully" because if the problem drive is spinning poorly, nothing may be able to access it.

good luck,
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Thanks I will try that.
System info: AMD Athlon™XP 2400+ 1994 MHZ
BIOS Phoenix Tchnologies, LTD 6.00PG
Video Card - N Vidia GE Force FX 5200
Ram 512
HD - ST3120026A

Originally Gateway Desktop - have rebuilt - only original parts left are
CD Drive and Floppy Drive
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BartPe won't work because I used upgrade from Windows 98 so it says it won't work. If I build the CD using my laptop which came with Home XP installed will that work?
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If I build the CD using my laptop which came with Home XP installed will that work?

Yes. What BartPE needs is the i386 folder from the XP CD. Create the Cd on another computer and it will boot your computer.

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Thanks I will do that tomorrow from my laptop.
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I have computer booted to BartPE Now I am on a screen which says
Programs
System
Command Prompt(CMD)
Run
About
I don't which one to click on - HELP
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Souds like there's something wrong with your hard drive. If you can't install it using the Windows XP CD, I recomond that you get a new one. There's no way that drive's going to work again depending on the issues that your getting. I know I'm not high ranking or something, but if you have any more problems email me athdgcfcf@yahoo.com. Thx.

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I think it is time to give up. No matter what I try it says the device is not ready.
Thank you all so much for your help.
Carol
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Just out of curiosity I took the top off of the crashed harddrive and started the computer - it looks like the magnet is somehow allowing the reader to float about halfway across the disc and then brings it back to the center - maybe something in the circuit board - anyway that is what makes the clicking noise. Most of you probably already know how that works but I found it rather interesting to watch. There is also a groove worn in the disc about an eighth to a quarter of an inch from the center. Anyway it has been an experience. Thanks again all.
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