Edited by skatr581, 01 August 2005 - 10:24 AM.
OMG What is happening? stumped
Posted 01 August 2005 - 10:20 AM
Posted 01 August 2005 - 11:33 AM
when you are in safemode goto start>run>and type CMD
in the dos window type the following, (You will have to have your winxp cd available to do this)
NOTE: please notice the space between sfc and /
Also if you have a second Hard Drive available you could try installing that, load winxp on it and see what happens. if the same problem happens then you need to look at your bios settings. You may even have to flash your bios.
Posted 01 August 2005 - 11:55 AM
Posted 01 August 2005 - 11:58 AM
Posted 01 August 2005 - 03:56 PM
If its new (under a year) go to the manufacturer's website and get a RMA#
Have them replace it
Posted 01 August 2005 - 04:56 PM
Posted 01 August 2005 - 05:23 PM
Unless this drive was originally loaded for this machine, the configuration table is all wrong. XP will not boot up from a disk created under another machines configuration.
then why wouldnt my other hard drive work ..why would i get a bsod
Posted 01 August 2005 - 06:17 PM
Posted 01 August 2005 - 06:36 PM
Posted 02 August 2005 - 09:37 AM
i do have a 2nd hd and i experimented with it quite a bit. i installed it as a slave to my normal hd
I think Warriorscot was referring to your 2nd hd. If nothing is on this second hd, or you don't care about losing it's data, perhaps you should install XP on that drive. You will then be able to tell if your original hd is bad. If it is, then connect it up as a slave and at least try to retrieve your data.
It does sound very much like the hard drive has failed. reinstall windows on the other one you might be able to salvage the data from the other drive afterwards maybe.
Edited by makai, 02 August 2005 - 09:38 AM.
Posted 02 August 2005 - 09:53 AM
Posted 02 August 2005 - 10:23 AM
Theoretically, installing another instance of XP on a separate partition would work, however, I can't really say it won't cause problems with the first instance as I've never tried it. Xp can be weird at times and enough posts on this forum will confirm this. Why don't we forget about the 2nd drive as we don't want to mess up something and take a chance of you losing your data.
now...what im getting out of it is that maybe i should load up my 2nd hard drive...make a new partition on it and try to instal xp on it? that way i can find out if my 1st hard drive is bad, but also saving the data on my 2nd hard drive...would that work?
Who makes the drive you're having problems with? Do you have the hard drive manufactures disk utilities for it? What you could do is run the manufactures diagnostics on it to see if any problems are flagged. Also, you could write zeros to it (low-level format) to completely wipe it out. If the diagnostics pass, and you wipe the drive, you could try installing XP again on it to see if things get better. This is what I would do at this point. If the drive fails diagnostics, contact the manufacture for RMA.
Posted 02 August 2005 - 12:49 PM
Posted 02 August 2005 - 02:03 PM
and if it is my hard drive...i had ordered this one from newegg...i ordered it non-retail (witout box)...would i still be able to punch in the number at the manufacturer website and maybe get a new one sent out? or..
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