Running a system with Windows XP pro, two hdd and two dvd's. System was working fine this morning but now when I try to log on it hangs when displaying ,the PCI device listing and displays 5 coloured blocks scattered round the screen. I am unable to log onto safe mode but can get into recovery console. I have noticed that sometimes my slave hard drive is diplayed and sometimes not, before I open the pc up any suggestions?
Thanks for the assistance, tried what you suggested without success. I've now swopped the drives round and installed windows onto the old slave drive and it seems to be working now. I can also see the other drive and will be able to retrieve my files. Is there a way to copy over my programs without having to reinstall them onto the new windows install?
Its is possible to simply copy the program folder over,but generally speaking the programs dont work as they have entries in the registry,etc.I have tried several methods,and had some success but more often I get failures.