Running Windows XP SP2 Previous hard disk problems corrupting Windows Succesfully installed Seagate Ultraata/100 200Gb hard disk as Master. No problems for a month. Now can't get beyond this. Gives advice to restart computer with Control Alt delete. Stuck in the circle. Is this hardware problem?
1. Corrupt boot files on the seagate drive. with seagate drive as master boot from from CD to recovery consul and at the propmt type fix mbr
2. Settings for hard disk drive are not correct in BIOS. The computer freezing at "verifying dmi pool data..". may be caused when the hard disk drive settings within CMOS are not set properly. Enter CMOS and verify that the hard disk drive settings are set properly and/or that it is set to Auto Detect.
3. Bad Hard disk drive. before replacing drive, recommend you attempt to fdisk, delete the partition, re-create the partition and reinstall your computer operating system using the XP CD.
With much trepidation. I put my Windows recovery disc in. Changed the bios to boot from the CDROM. Checked autodetect at same time. Attempted to boot from the CDROM. It started whirring at the right time as if starting setup. The went completely black and the disk stopped. No joy second time round.
Then downloaded file from windows website XPSP2 set up disk. Transferred to 6 floppies and the attempted to boot from these. Got to windows recovery console and ran fixmbr. Lots of warnings to think about. Eventually ran. I was told I was successful
Rebooted with my problem hard disk. No joy. As a slave all my data is their. Started to save some.
Should I go back to Seagate. Still under garuntee. Or any other suggestions? Thanks for the suggestion so far Fruitbat
Can anyone give me any suggestions. The drive works as a slave but wont boot as a master. The windows recovery console was quite fightening. Lots of warnings about not using if not experienced. I have changed mu username to grajackgor
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