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#1 jostonboe


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Posted 27 October 2008 - 03:33 PM

i installed a different hard drive, that was removed from another computer. installed winxp home edition.

primary computer crashed during email download and power outage. could not access hard drive, so
relative gave me sub drive 130gb. working fine.

i installed, and error comes "biosinfo.inf missing or corrupt.

i have booted using bartpe disc and ran as many test as i could.
copied biosinfo.inf from i386 dir aafter deleting original from win folder. rebooted same thing.
can run certain utilities from Bartpe, chkdsk, jv16 power tools,

entered bios setup and new drive is there, switched reset configuration data to on, and still same boot.

would like to know how to use MBR and other diagnostics from Bartpe. not sure what they do, or what they can destroy.

Also, what other diagnostics could i load from 2nd floppy or A: drive.



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#2 usasma


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Posted 27 October 2008 - 06:14 PM

Where in the boot process does this error come up? Before or after the Windows splash screen? Any other boot messages that can help to pin down where this is occurring?
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