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Solved: Installing a new hard drive in a HP Pavilion 510n PC

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  1. havecoolth

    havecoolth Thread Starter

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    I installed a new HDD in an HP pavilion 510n desktop pc. After completeing
    FDISK to create a partition and loaded HP's proprietary system recovery disks for windows XP I get this error after disk 7: "The section IDA_END_EXPLORE
    _CDS_ND does not contain the valid dialog template." After clicking on "ok"
    the pc reboots and gives this error message. "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from selected boot disk configuration. Check boot path and hardware. Please check the windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information."

    I have ran FDISK/MBR to create a boot sector. I have the correct jumper set
    on the HDD. It is a Seagate HDD. The install disk that came with the drive
    sees the HDD just fine. Bios settings are correct. What is the problem?
     
  2. romieb69

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    Straight out of Slick Willie's website:

    CAUSE
    This behavior can occur if any or some of the following conditions are true:
    The Default value in the [Boot Loader] section of the Boot.ini file is missing or invalid.
    Windows XP is not installed in the location specified in the Boot.ini file.
    The Ntoskrnl.exe file is missing or damaged.
    The partition path in the Boot.ini file is not set correctly.
    General hardware failure.
    RESOLUTION
    To resolve this issue, use either of the following methods.
    Method 1
    Edit the Boot.ini file to restore or correct the Default entry and to ensure that the other entries in the [Operating Systems] section of the Boot.ini file point to the appropriate directories.

    For additional information about how to edit the Boot.ini file, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    289022 HOW TO: Edit the Boot.ini File in Windows XP

    Method 2
    Use the Bootcfg utility in the Recovery Console to correct the Boot.ini file:
    Use the Windows XP CD-ROM to start your computer.
    When you receive the message to press R to repair Windows by using the Recovery Console, press the R key.
    Select the Windows installation that you want, and then type the administrator password when prompted.
    Type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER.
    When the Windows installation is located, the following instructions are displayed:
    Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All)
    [Type Y in response to this message.]

    Enter Load Identifier:
    [This is the name of the operating system. Type Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home Edition.]

    Enter OS Load options:
    [Leave this field blank, and then press ENTER].

    After you perform the preceding steps, restart the computer, and then select the first item on the boot menu. This should allow Windows XP to start normally.

    After Windows XP has successfully loaded, the Boot.ini can be modified to remove the incorrect entry.
    For additional information about how to edit the Boot.ini file, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    289022 HOW TO: Edit the Boot.ini File in Windows XP

    Method 3
    Start the computer by using your Windows XP CD-ROM. Press any key to boot from the CD.
    After the setup files are finished loading press R to repair using Recovery Console.
    When you are in the recovery console, select the installation to log on to (usually number 1), and then press ENTER.
    Login to the Administrator account by typing the password for this account, and then press ENTER.
    At the recovery console command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

    For Uni-Processor systems:
    expand cd-rom:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ drive:\Windows\system32

    For Multi-Processor systems:
    expand cd-rom:\i386\ntkrnlmp.ex_ drive:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe


    Cd-rom is the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive, and drive is the drive letter of the hard disk on which windows is installed.
    If you receive a prompt to overwrite the file, press Y.
    Type exit, and press ENTER at the command prompt.
    Method 4
    Start the computer by using the Recovery Console, and then run theCHKDSK /rcommand.

    Note You do not have to include the /p switch in the Chkdsk command-line because the the /rswitch causes the Chkdsk utility to locate bad sectors and recover readable information. This command implies the /p switch..
    MORE INFORMATION
    If the Default value in the [Boot Loader] section of the Boot.ini file is missing, Windows XP displays a new entry, Windows (default), on the OS Loader (boot loader) menu, and then defaults to the new entry. The Windows (default) entry points to the following path to load Windows XP:
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS

    For additional information about the Boot.ini file, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    102873 BOOT.INI and ARC Path Naming Conventions and Usage

    For additional information about Recovery Console in Windows XP, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    307654 HOW TO: Install and Use the Recovery Console in Windows XP
     
  3. havecoolth

    havecoolth Thread Starter

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    (y) Romie: Thanks for the answer. All I did was make a backup copy of the boot.ini file and placed it in the floppy drive. After rebooting the pc it must have grabbed the the boot.ini but did not boot up. After taking the floppy out
    it finally recognized the new hard drive and I completed the nasty HP proprietary install. Both drives are working. Thanks again.

    Havecoolth
     
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