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Posted 16 October 2010 - 02:56 PM
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Edited by hamluis, 16 October 2010 - 03:30 PM.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 05:43 PM
I have now managed to install Xpress Recovey 2
I had made the following error previously I Partitioned the SATA 160Gb hard drive approx 140/20 Gb and Formatted the 140 gb in NTFS and the 20Gb in NTFS and Installed Windows XP sp2 on the 140Gb partition along with all my other software. I assumed that Xpress Recovery2 would store an Ghost image of XP / Software on 20Gb partition when booting up using Gigabyte MB CD and selecting Backup I got Message HDD is full Error 403.
As I had a bit of freetime on my hands I did a bit of trial and error and did the Following.
1, I Erased the hard drive (Using Eraser 5.81 Freeware)
2, I Created / Formatted Partition approx 144000Mb and installed Xp / Software on this.
3, This left me a Raw unpartitioned area on the Hard Drive sufficient to Store Ghost Image.
4, I switched off Norton antivirus, anti-Spyware etc.
5, I booted up using MB CD and Xpress Recovery2 loaded and successfully created Ghost Image in unpartioned area on HD.
6, I rebooted PC in boot HD mode pressing F9 (This according to Gigabyte Manual should give you the Xpress Recovery 2 Selection Menu :- RESTORE - RESTORE- DELETE or REBOOT This did not occur!???
7, I therefore rebooted using MB CD and menu appeared and it functions correctly.
8, To prove I Deleted Primery partition and created a New partition NTFS I booted again using MB CD and selected RESTORE within 15 minutes Ghost image of XP / Software was rewritten onto NTFS Partitition.
Hope this helps anyone else trying to install Xpress Recovery 2.
Posted 17 October 2010 - 11:17 AM
The blinking cursor on XP...typically indicates a damaged MBR. Normal cure for this is to use the XP Recovery Console and run the fixmbr command...but this is not suggested for persons with OEM systems (due to nonstandard nature of the boot structure for those systems).
Since you indicate that you have a Gigabytes board...does that mean that you also have a MS Genuine XP CD?
If so, then I suggest reading Black Screen (fixmbr) - http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503.
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