Computer disk hardware configuration problem

  barryg 17:05 26 Jan 2006

After a reformat and reinstall of windows xp, I have restored backup and everything seemed O.K. on rebooting I am getting:-
Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk, check boot path and disk hardware.
Anyone help me on this one please?

  Smiler 17:53 26 Jan 2006

try here click here

  barryg 07:12 30 Jan 2006

Thanks Smiler, sorry not to acknowledge sooner.

  uisquebeathus 12:42 30 Jan 2006

Some backup software mark the backup a inactive and therefore unbootable,to try and resolve the possibility of two drives showing as a boot drive,
restoring the backup will not change that, the drive will have to be set as active in order to be seen as a boot drive with an operating system.

  barryg 13:03 30 Jan 2006

Thanks uisquebeathus, can you tell me how to set drive as active? It is a Maxtor running Dansk Retrospect Software.

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