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Cpu Not Recognizing Hard Drive?


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#1 jeffv0802

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 03:19 PM

yesterday I used a program called KILLDISK to erase my hard drive (which I have done 2 times before) The program writes the hard drive over with zeros as I understand. After it was done put my XP disk in and went to reload XP. The system loads all the drivers for about 30 seconds and then at the bottom of the screen it says "starting windows". I hear the cd rom speed up, and then the whole computer just shuts off completely? :thumbsup:
What is going on and how do I fix it. I looked in the CMOS and everything looks normal. I dont really know that much about BIOS. I looked there and I cant do anything in it. There is a message saying "the number of disks is not adequate to create a RAID". I know that has something to do with the hard drive. Is this the problem? How do I fix it?
I am not really a computer tech, but I am trying to learn. Any instructions you can give would be appreciated, but please say them in english so that someone who is computer illiterate like myself can understand.
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 10:41 PM

Are you trying to setup RAID? (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) It's a way of making disk access faster or more reliable (or a combination of both) - but it takes several hard drives to do it.

Are you trying to load drivers by pressing F6 early on in the installation? If so, are you sure that you have the right driver disk for this?
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Posted 22 November 2006 - 06:49 AM

A few more details or specification of you computer would help :thumbsup:

Edited by FireKracker, 22 November 2006 - 06:50 AM.

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