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sirisa

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I just recieved my new barebones computer because the MB died on the old one. The new computer has a MSI K8t Neo-V MB, with a AMD Athlon 64 processor. I installed the floppy, cd-rw, and the hard drive from the old computer. The floppy and cd drive work but it wont boot from the HD. The BIOS detects all drives, I exit and the screen runs through the initial screen then the next screen says searching and then "No disk attached". I tried the F6 to load the SATA drivers but that didnt help. I have unhooked and rehooked cables and yes I'm on Pin 1. I tried the old ribbon cable and the one that came with the new computer. I dont know what else to do. I turned off the option of SMART disks in the BIOS. The drive worked in the last computer until I started getting the BSOD at bootup with the ERROR "Bad Pool Caller" or the "Page Fault in Non-Paged Area". Could the HD be bad? Please help!
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Did you format and reinstall XP on the old disk after moving it to the new computer? You have to do that because during installation windows takes into consiferation the new hardware. You can't just take a disk from one computer and install it in the other. Besides, it seems that your old disk needed formatting even before being moved to the new computer.
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I have some valuble info on the HD. Can I just do a repair from the Winxp cd? Thanks for replying so soon.
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Yes you can. Enter operating systems forum on Geeks to Go and you will find, pinned at the top of the forum detailed instructions about repair installation of XP.

I must say, however, that your disk seems to be in a bad shape. If you succeed with booting the computer consider backing up the data and format the disk. If you do not succeed, install it as a slve disk on another computer, back up the data to the master disk, remove your disk back to your new computer, make it a master, format and install XP, move it back to the other computer, make it a slave and reload into it the backed up data. Take it off and install it as master in your own computer. It sounds complicated but it is actually very easy to do if you know how to deal with this.
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