What fixes can I do on XP with HD as a slave ?

  setecio 22:31 02 May 2008

XP freezes at login screen and also in safe mode ... no way in.

If I take out the hard drive and connect it to another XP machine as a slave drive, what fixes can I run on it from there ... eg how do I run sfc /scannow on a slave drive, chkdsk d: , fixmbr, .... etc ....


  woodchip 22:37 02 May 2008

Most You may do is get your files off, then fit the drive back in your PC to Run XP cd to do a Repair

  woodchip 22:39 02 May 2008

PS check disc will work on the drive as a Slave, but I think you most likely have a driver problem

  skidzy 22:42 02 May 2008

If freezing in safemode,i would say you have a hardware fault somewhere.

Remove all usb devices and try the system again setecio.

Give the computer a good clean if needed,take the case off and remove all dust and residue if this applies.

Several things we can try to eliminate the problem.

  setecio 07:44 03 May 2008

Thanks. Yea I'm going to try a Linux live CD first, on the basis that if it loads up OK then that should rule out a hardware problem.

  skidzy 08:16 03 May 2008

If you are going to try a Live Distro,i would recommend PCLinuxOS 2007-though thats from my limited knowledge with Linux.
You may find this interesting,some good tips and pointers if needed click here
bit of a read,but worth it in my opinion.

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