Boot up problem

  john1455 21:51 24 May 2009

I have an Acer PowerF5. P4 with 512 Mb ram running XP Pro. Somebody installed RAID drivers on a single disk, so i removed the SATA HDD and formated the drive in a different PC then replaced the HDD but now cant get the PC to boot i get the windows XP window but then the PC restarts.
I never changed/touched any other cables or connections.

  woodchip 21:57 24 May 2009

Did you load Windows on the other Computer after Format? If you did, the drive is setup for that PC not yours.

  john1455 22:04 24 May 2009

yes i loaded windows on the other machine, but now when i try and reload windows on my HDD an error can find HDD appears and it's a genuine copy of XP????

  john1455 22:16 24 May 2009

Sorry forgot to mention thati have replaced the HDD back into my computer before trying to re-format it again, thats when it gives the error message??????

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:18 24 May 2009

The RAID drivers also contain the sata drivers

You will need to load the raid drivers at the F6 prompt when installing XP.

  john1455 22:21 24 May 2009

ok thanks i will give that a try.

  woodchip 22:28 24 May 2009

Also you need to use the XP cd to do a Repair install on your PC

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