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#1 superqaz

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 05:52 AM

hi

the first screen i see is where the drives are listed and other things that i foget. at bottom of page is a flashing cursor, the screen remains for about 5 to 10 minutes then windows starts norally. occassionally windows starts witout any of the above trouble.

recently i added another hd as a a slave then removed it after a few hours

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 07:50 AM

System manufacturer and model?

Can you enter the BIOS?

Why did you attach a second drive? Why did you remove it?

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 09:06 AM

answers below:

System manufacturer and model?....asustek .amd processor 1.53 mhz. make :evesham vale

Can you enter the BIOS?....yes

Why did you attach a second drive?..... to look at data
Why did you remove it?.....finished looking [then had to reset drive designation letter on my permenant 2nd drive for personal data files]

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 12:02 PM

I would try running the chkdsk /r command, as a first step.

Start/Run...type chkdsk /r (space between k and /) and hit Enter. Type Y in response to onscreen query and hit Enter. Reboot the system and let the command execute...it will run before booting into XP. Upon completion, the system will attempt to boot into the O/S.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:57 PM

hi
all done , took almost an hour, no warnings etc. then it booted ok

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 02:43 PM

Nice work, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 02:59 PM

sorry, i meant it booted successfully, but still with the same problem
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 03:13 PM

then what was your problem again?
i thought it was that XP would not boot, and you just said you got it to boot...

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 03:45 PM

You could try running the fixmbr command from the XP Recovery Console, although...this doesn't seem like a typical MBR problem.

Black Screen (fixmbr) - http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503

How to Create a Bootable XP Recovery Console CD - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/276527/how-to-create-a-bootable-xp-recovery-console-cd/

You could also take a look in Event Viewer and look for clues provided by listed errors that approximate the time this situation occurs. Items marked as information...generally require no user action, so don't bother with those.

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

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 04:21 PM

it just sticks on the "pci devices list" page [just found the name] for 10 minuetes before booting, any one else have any ideas?

why would i want to read "How to Create a Bootable XP Recovery Console CD"

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 04:27 AM

ok problem fixed...it was both optical drives set to master , no wonder it took 5 min. to make up its mind [lol]

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 01:10 PM

Thanks for the feedback, happy computing.




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