Hi All, Hope you can help. I upgraded my m/b and cpu from P4 2MHz to 2.4. I use the same h/d with all my data and OS which is also XP Pro thinking that it would just boot up. On booting past post windows says there is a fault with the H/D. On rebooting, it says there is no H/D. I am up and running at the moment with an old 20g H/d on 5400 which I had intended to use as slave. The help I need is this. Is the 80g H/D now dead or is it that with the change of hardware win xp pro would not let me use it? I could not even install win xp pro on it as it says there is no H/D present. The H/d is only 6 months old.
Sorry just reread your post, As jazzypop says above plus check you have put the Drive cable on the right way round red tracer wire next to Power plug also check you have plugged it in the right way round on the Mobo the red tracer on plugs on the Mobo are normally all at the same side
Thanks ppl. Yes, the same cable and its put correctly the right way in. I could not format it as I could not get into windows. Any more suggestions. Sorry for the delay as I got off the net to install ZA and McAfee. Better late than sorry.
If you have installed XP on the 20GB drive, you should be able to slave the 60GB drive and see your data.
Be patient on first boot - XP runs an NTFS file integrity check at bootup. If it detects a problem on the 60GB drive, it will try to fix it, before you get to the XP login screen. It could take a while with a 60GB drive, but XP is surprisingly good at rescuing corrupted file systems.
If you set yout BIOS to boot from Cd you should be able to run XP Setup, it looks like you are attempting to do this from windows at present. Once the Pc is booting with the XP Cd follow the prompts.
(If you have no backup of data on C:\ you may be able to run a XP Repair & recover your data but this may not work, you don't however have a lot to loose.
To run repair:
Press ENTER when you see the message To setup Windows XP now, and then press ENTER displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen.
Do NOT choose the option to press R to use the Recovery Console. In the Windows XP Licensing Agreement, press F8 to agree to the license agreement. Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.)