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cant boot up, specific error

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Zerocyde0, Sep 20, 2003.

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  1. Zerocyde0

    Zerocyde0 Thread Starter

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    ill make this short cause i have to use the on-screen keyboard.
    dont even ask why win wont let me install a generc kboard driver. :(

    sorry in advance for crap typein skills cause of on-screen keyboard.

    anyway, MY comp wont boot up. it gives this... a disk read error has occurd. press ctl+alt+del to restart. ive seared this forms and found many with simm problem, but difrent enough, so itwont help me.

    things i found:

    1. its the harddrive
    becuse: ive dissconected all dives cept hd, and i still get err.

    2. harddive seams to be ok.
    because: ive put hd as 2nd hd in another comp, and all my files are thier, and accessable.

    3. cmos, or bios (or whatever), detect my hd properly.

    4. ran fdisk with a win98 boot disk.
    and: did, veiw partitions, and it shows my hd just fine ,cept, calls it drive 1 ..? fdisk also says its set as active. weird, the bdisk sets the ramdrive to c:, that should be my hd., and i cant access my hd at all with the ramdrive thingy. hmm, my hd Only exists when in fdisk... :(
    anyhelp would be great. thanks
     
  2. Popeyedice

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    If your OS is NT/2000/XP and your file system is NTFS, then you won't be able to see the partition with a win98 DOS (FAT32). Have you tried booting from a win2k cd and running the repair tools?
     
  3. Zerocyde0

    Zerocyde0 Thread Starter

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    Prob fixed, almost.

    Vibration damage to the harddrive. (damn kids, heh)
    On the brite side, atleast I haddent yet put my new over 100 gig hd in.
     
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