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Reboot Blues

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#1 10 Beers

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 02:55 PM

XP Pro. An old, but solid system. Further info if requested.

 When I fire up I get the message there is no boot disk and I have to shut down, unplug D: and E: then reboot.

Ok, I shut down, plug in D: and reboot. Everythings cool. I do the same with E: and everythings cool. One at a time. 

 I've run anti-malware scans until I'm tired of it and I'm clean.

 When I reboot I get told my computer cannot find a boot disk with D: and E: plugged in but neither of them have anything on them. I wiped them with HDShredder on another system before I installed them; went to Computer Magagement and formatted both and that worked. 

 A perplexing problem. I leave the side of my box off so I can unplug and replug the power cables for D: and E: so I can boot. I've reinstalled XP Pro twice to see if that helped. No.

 I hope I've described this good enough.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:26 PM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.


Checkmark the following checkboxes:

  List last 10 Event Viewer log

  List Installed Programs

  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.


Click Go and paste the content into your next post.


Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.



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