I had a recent problem with my XP OS HDD. Left up and running it worked fine for weeks and months on end. And if the PC was restarted it was fine too. But if the PC was switched off and on again it would not boot and always reached a screen which said: "MBR Error 1. Press any key to boot from floppy".
To begin with (over a year ago now), a few restarts would get passed this and back onto Windows. The last time but one took several hundred hits of restart to get Windows back. And then yesterday we had a power cut. I tried quite a few restarts with no joy. Maybe after lots it would have loaded, but I thought enough was enough. I gave up, put a spare HDD in, and am now typing this on a fresh install of Windows 7.
I keep all my data on separate HDDs; so that's all safe. But there were one or two docs I had on the desktop of that XP drive. Plus, I have most of my program settings saved, but not all of them. So it would be really handy if I could access the data on that drive. I've put it in a USB/eSATA caddy I've got and plugged it in. Windows recognised the device (as in "This device is ready to use"), but it doesn't show in My Computer. Is that because it has problems, or because it is a bootable drive with an OS intalled on it?
It's not the worse loss inthe world, but it would make life a lot easier if I could get those settings and few files. So any help wuld be much appreciated.
Edited by hamluis, 05 February 2018 - 07:16 AM.
Moved from Internal Hardware to Disk Management - Hamluis.