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Error: No such device

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Trzlupo, Oct 27, 2011.

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  1. Trzlupo

    Trzlupo Thread Starter

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    I have two hard drives on a desktop computer I assembled. One has Windows XP and the other has Ubuntu 11.10.
    When booting I no longer get a choice of hard drives . Instead I get an error message;

    error; no such device; 0148b19-1b26-49a8-6791-87e063d5edb9 grub rescue>

    This error message is on the hard drive containing Windows XP. By disconnecting the XP hard drive I am able to boot Ubuntu 11.10.

    Is there something I can do?
     
  2. pip22

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    The hard drive containing XP may have failed, so you need to test it to be sure.
    Since Windows won't run you need to download the drive-maker's DOS diagnostic utility which runs from a bootable CD.
    The links are here: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

    When you've downloaded the DOS version from the appropriate drive-maker's website (it's an an ISO file), create a CD from it using IMGBurn from here: http://filehippo.com/download_imgburn/

    Boot your faulty desktop PC from that CD and the testing user-interface will load.
    Select the correct disk and test it if possible using the Extended or Long test rather than the Short one.
     
  3. Trzlupo

    Trzlupo Thread Starter

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    Dear pip22
    I have followed your suggestions. I downloaded the Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Dos 504 for
    Western Digital Caviar Blue Model WD5000JBRLT, burned to a CD and tried to boot Windows XP.
    If I didn't mention it before, Windows XP is on the WD Drive and Ubuntu 11.04 is on a Samsung Drive.
    I have them both on the same computer. The Samsung Drive is disconnected when trying to boot.
    I still get the same error message!

    Thank You
    J T Murphy
     
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