IDE #1 ERROR

  SonnyB 15:47 19 Jan 2007
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Does anyone know what this means on a Toshiba A40 laptop? It has recently had a new hard drive fitted but I cannot now get beyond the windows startup screen.
Any help appreciated.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:58 19 Jan 2007

Ide is the control for the hard and CD drives.

Your hard drive will be on IDE1 channel, your laptop is struggling to read your hard drive and therefore cannot access windows.

I am suprised you can get as far as the windows startup screen.

Do you have Windows CD? if so you can do a repair.

Repair XP by install over the top of existing systm

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Repair XP
click here

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