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Helter23

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I just recently built a new computer, and put in my hard drives from my old one(which were raid enabled)...they worked fine on my old computer but now that i have installed them in my new computer i keep getting the blue screen on boot-up. I tried booting from the windows XP CD but it says windows isnt installed on the hard drive(it said this when they were working in my old computer as well)...i have no idea what to try to get it to work..please help!
 
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Well, first the drivers for the raid would have to be installed for the hard drives to be recognized and then for Windows to be recognized we would have to know what version of Windows you have and some system specs. please include the manufacturer of the motherboard.
 
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Did you get the driver disk with the

MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Motherboard?

Once you get the raid stuff installed and the computer and windows recognize each other then you are going to have to run and install all of the drivers for the motherboard using this special disk. Then check device manager and you should be ok with out any yellow marks.
 

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i cant even get windows to boot up to be able to install the drivers....i get the windows XP loading screent hen halfway thru it crashes and give me the blue screen...so how else would i be able to install the drivers?
 

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a new blue screen came up saying there was a problem with the file "sptd.sys" it said it was "mistakenly marked image pagable instead of nonpagable"...and advice on what to do?
 
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sptd.sys is a driver common to both Alcohol120 and DaemonTools--if you had either one installed, that's likely causing the issue.

Can you get to the recovery console?
 

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i have demon tools but the recovery console i have for some reason doesnt recognize that i have windows installed on my hard drive(although it worked fine on my old computer)..do u think it has to do with my Nvidia chipset?....if i put the hard drives in another computer with a different motherboard i could boot it up and get rid of the file?
 
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Try this:

Slave the drive with your new windows installation in another bootable machine. Browse to x:\windows\system32\drivers (where x: is the drive you've slaved) and rename sptd.sys to dtps.old -- you may have to take ownership of the files to do it (if you get an 'access denied error', go here...).

That should clear that last BSOD--

The text of any BSOD you receive after you return the drive to the new machine would help a bunch...
 

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alright, ill try slaving it and post back with what happens,but i dont think ill be able to try it until tomm...thanks a bunch for your help!
 

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ok so i did find the recovery CD...so would that be easier then slaving the hard drives? and what would i do with the recovery CD that would let me be able to fix this problem?
 

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The recovery CD for my Windows XP from the dell i had...i am still using the hard drives that were in that....but it doesnt recoginze that windows is installed on my hard drive.....also if i install windows on the other hard drive in my computer(that doenst currently have windows) will it delete all the files i have on that hard drive?
 
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