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Fail to boot XP Pro off of Hd

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by necro111157, May 29, 2003.

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  1. necro111157

    necro111157 Thread Starter

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    For the past week our class has been assigned a "broken" computer to fix. Our teacher created some problem that prevents Windows Xp Pro from booting. It finishes loading off bios and immediatley after it "Verifies Dmi Pool Data" and attempts to load Xp off the hard drive it hangs. We know it is a hard drive problem because we replaced the old hard drive with an identical new one and the machine ran fine. We have tried every thing and we are running out of ideas. We are able to boot to command prompt using XP rescue disk. We have 18 people and limitless resources trying to solve the problem and we still cant do it. If there is anyone out there who can offer help of any kind it would be greatly appreciated.

    800mhz celeron
    Windows Xp Pro
    Maxtor 20 gb Hd
    Shuttle Mother board
    :confused:
     
  2. $teve

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    welcome to T.S.G necro.:)


    the easiest and least technical would be to see if it will boot to "last known good configuration"
    by pressing F8 on boot up and choosing is from the menu.
    give it a try and let us know how you do.
    ;)
     
  3. Lurker1

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    Thats a good idea and you may want to download and run Maxtors hard drive test routines to be sure that your instructor hasn't done something to the hard drive itself to make it fail.

    The easy way to fix your problem if the hard drive tests out ok is to hook it up as a slave to another XP running hard drive, copy over any data you need off the original drive and then reformat and reload the original drive with XP and copy the data back. Why waste time?
     
  4. Rockn

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    Don't give them the answers....sheesh!! Isn't there an unwritten rule about doing someones homework for them?
     
  5. Lurker1

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    Don't we come under the limitless resources? ;)
     
  6. Rockn

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    I guess you are right but I still don't think it's right....:D
     
  7. gws226

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    Limitless/ limited
    1. As long as you can convince you professor this is cool
    2. You promise that you decline any job opportunities offer by firm for helpdesk positions...:D

    then I see no harm in helping out (although it is best to really learn the proper troubleshooting procedures.)

    Start with the maxtor hard drive fitness test...
    then use WINXP install disk to check partitions.
     
  8. $teve

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    and also you have to vow to come back and buy us all a bear when you get an A+ :D
     
  9. A Hawk

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    At least their looking in the right place for the answers, and can probably learn a lot more from the real life pc problems on this site.;)
     
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