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#1 mikecpu

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:08 PM

Posted this once,not sure where it went.I have a drive that had my C: Xp on it.It ran out of space so I replaced it with a new drive.The old drive also had two other partitions.After I installed XP on the new drive,I kept Xp on the old drive.I could not boot both at the same time....eh.I removed the Os from the old drive,now the system will not boot with the old drive installed,post no boot.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:24 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

Did the drive boot with the new drive installed...into the new installation of XP?

<<I removed the Os from the old drive,now the system will not boot with the old drive installed,post no boot.>>

Not sure what you are saying...does the drive boot with the new drive installed by itself?

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Your post was duplicated (happens to me at times). You can go to the other two copies of this post and delete the content and just type Duplicate Post in each...that's the way that I handle it when it happens.

Edited by hamluis, 04 November 2008 - 07:27 PM.


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Posted 05 November 2008 - 01:44 AM

You may need to go into the BIOS and make the new hdd the first device in the boot order.

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 02:17 PM

Louis.Yeah computer works fine,untill I hook up the old drive.

dc3 I will check that...........nope new disk is first.

Edited by mikecpu, 05 November 2008 - 02:24 PM.


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Posted 06 November 2008 - 10:04 AM

Check your jumper settings on the old drive?

When you attach the old drive...is it properly reflected in the BIOS?

Any error messages in Event Viewer re any drive, optical or hard?

How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 10:04 AM

Unintentional dupe, Louis.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 10:04 AM

Unintentional dupe.

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Edited by hamluis, 06 November 2008 - 10:07 AM.


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Posted 06 November 2008 - 05:34 PM

Louis,Yeah I got a Parallel Device port failure:no drvers or device assoc. with it.Um shouldnt I be able to get to bios anyway?

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 05:42 PM

If you have no parallel port devices (haven't been made in a few years), then I would not worry about that port. I disable mine in the BIOS.

I don't understand your question about the BIOS.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 05:46 PM

Duh,Sorry not thinking.What I mean is after the board post's with the old drive in Everything stops.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 06:51 PM

Well...that could indicate that the BIOS cannot properly recognize the drive.

I would run a manufacturer's (hard drive) diagnostic on the drive. The diagnostic will either be on floppy or CD and may be able to overcome Windows' inability.

Hard Disk Drive Diagnostics-Utilities - http://www.duxcw.com/faq/hd/diag.htm

Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 07:04 PM

Louis,If I cant boot with the drive in the system,which worked untill I deleated XP,how am I going to run a utility?

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:18 PM

Just try it :thumbsup:.

If you have a better plot, I'll vote for it.

Before attempting to run the disk diagnostic...change the BIOS boot option to the appropriate choice (floppy or optical drive).

The diagnostic doesn't rely on Windows to run/recognize drives.

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