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PC's bootup is broken


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#1 rhino1366

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 02:47 AM

PC's bootup is broken after accidently booting from a flash drive (forgot to remove).

Currently using F8 comand at startup to choose an OS drive.

In BIOS there's no IDE master detected. Hitachi drive with OS is setted as a secondary, Samsung, additional one, is setted as a primary.

Mobo: ASUS M2N-MX SE Plus.

Additional problems...

DVD-ROM drive was accidently removed from "My Computer"; currently he's not working and green work-light is blinking all the time.

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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 02:56 AM

What was on the Flash Drive?

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 03:05 AM

I'm not sure, maybe its auto-startup files. It's a JetFlash Elite drive by Transcend.

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 03:08 AM

Do you have access to a Windows Installation CD?

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 04:53 AM

Let's suppose yes. What next?

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 01:26 PM

You will want to put it in and boot it up to the installation CD, and get into the recovery console and type in fixmbr.

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 06:15 AM

^___^

That's all? This will do?

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 06:20 AM

It will replace the MBR on the installation Drive with a working XP Boot.ini.

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 06:26 AM

^_____^

Thx! I'll try it as soon as I'll get there.

Edit:

Some additional help with unresponsive DVD-RAM?

Edited by rhino1366, 14 December 2010 - 06:30 AM.


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Posted 17 December 2010 - 02:51 AM

So how to fix a DVD-RAM?

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 03:10 PM

The unresponsive DVD-RAM could mean that it is defective, so I ask why do you mean by unresponsive?

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 02:29 AM

It's not listed in "My Computer", and its work-light is blinking all the time... probably won't accept any discs.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 06:39 AM

I would say that you need a new drive.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 07:30 AM

Might just be with no master boot drive being detected it is trying to boot from the DVD-ROM and there is no OS in it. When you put the installation disk in it may be ok.




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