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windows xp can be installed on sata3 hd but not on sata2 hd !

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 03:11 PM

good evening to all,

i have a strange issue with my windows xp installation and i am looking for some advice please

please let me first explain that my hd (wd 250 gb) was on sata port number 3 on my asus motherboard p8h61m-le socket 1155

i decided to install my hd on sata port2 and on sata port1 my dvdrw (samsung multi drive)

unfortunately the pc couldn't be booted ! so i reset the bios but again the pc couldn't booted

then i decided to re-install windows xp but the installation cannot be proceeded and have stopped just after it loaded the necessary drives !

the bios can see my hard disk and my dvdrw regardless of the sata ports

i do not want to delete my windows primary partition with a partition utility because i do not have any spare disk to backup my data

many thanks in advance

Edited by nickko, 16 September 2015 - 03:14 PM.

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 05:52 PM

If you can get into the BIOS, can you get the computer to start in safe mode by tapping the F8 key while the BIOS screen is showing ? Tapping the F8 key should bring up a black screen with white text. At the top of this there are normally three safe mode options with repair options at the bottom.


I would be inclined to choose first 'Safe mode with networking' just to see what happens. If it does nothing or freezes, switch it off and try again, this time choosing 'Repair Windows' and see where this takes you. It will either fix the problem, offer you other choices or tell you it can't fix it.


If it refuses to start in safe mode or repair itself then you may have to consider ways of recovering your data of the drive before you re-install. Post back and say where you get to.


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Posted 03 October 2015 - 01:28 PM

Have you tried reverting back to hd on sata 3 port? Swapping HD to a different port is a quick way to break things. The boot drive differs now than what the MBR is looking for. Here's a pretty good article...http://html5.litten.com/xp-wont-boot-repair-series-part-1-post-and-mbr-issues/

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