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#1 ghostwarrior25

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 12:04 PM

Hey all,

well.. last night I was messing around with Windows Steady State, and some how my windows partition got corrupted.. I tried to use ubuntu to access my stuff but no luck.. anyways.. I was re-installing XP last night with a slipstreamed SP3 copy and when I came back after playing madden, I got a message saying "NTLDR: Couldn't open drive multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)"

I've tried removing the partition, fixboot, fixmbr and I have made sure that the hard drive was on either master or cable select and on the right ide cable. I'm about to try to install using an orignal XP Home SP2 OEM cd..

Any help is appreciated..

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 12:56 PM

I'd suggest running a bootable hard drive diagnostic to make sure that the disk isn't failing. There's links to the most common ones here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/
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Posted 10 January 2009 - 02:53 PM

Thanks,

I finally got it running by installing Windows XP on a different drive and using the Seagate Disc Wizard that came with 250gb hard drive and copied all of the files onto it.. Problem now is, if I plug in another drive on to my motherboard, it sees that drive as the main drive and my 250gb as a slave? yeah the jumpers are right.. I even reset my bios by removing the battery, I may just reformat that other drive im plugging in.

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 06:10 PM

Thanks,

I finally got it running by installing Windows XP on a different drive and using the Seagate Disc Wizard that came with 250gb hard drive and copied all of the files onto it.. Problem now is, if I plug in another drive on to my motherboard, it sees that drive as the main drive and my 250gb as a slave? yeah the jumpers are right.. I even reset my bios by removing the battery, I may just reformat that other drive im plugging in.



Are they connected with SATA? I would assume not since you mentioned jumpers but I just want to be sure.
Does it actually say it is master in the BIOS? Or does it just load that drive's operating system?

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 01:29 AM

Yeah their IDE. As for BIOS, it says Primary Disk but im not sure as to if its 0 or 1.




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