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[SOLVED] Scanreg hangs

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by xlcr, Feb 14, 2003.

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  1. xlcr

    xlcr Thread Starter

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    I've just upgraded to Gygabyte 400 MB with Athlon XP2600+ CPU. Have 2x40gb HD's in mirror array connected to IDE 3 & 4. When first booted system (after setting BIOS to load defaults as suggested) seemed to boot up ok, except it found a bunch of new hardware which I skipped past, but didn't recognise various CD-ROM drives etc. Also despite getting a functional signal for the raid setup it is now recognising each HD separately, which it didn't before.

    After rebooting a couple of times the system now hangs, tells me I have a Config/registery problem and to run SCANREG. When I do this (without any switches) it hangs at "Backing up system files". I notice that there is also a C:\> at the top left of the blue screen.

    Any ideas please.
     
  2. Styxx

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    You're confusing the BIOS which in turn also confuses Windows. Jumper one HDD as Slave and one as Master. The Master should be on IDE channel 1 on the flat cable connector farthest from the mainboard. The Slave on IDE channel 1 as well, in the middle of the line on the connector closest to the mainboard.

    The jumpers are plastic sleeves on the rear of the drive. There are 'maps' on the HDD case that indicate the correct Jumper settings (pins to short out). Read Carefully.
     
  3. xlcr

    xlcr Thread Starter

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    Hi Styxx

    I connected the HD's per the MB manual.

    Anyway, following some advice I ran Scandisk and then Scanreg/fix and bingo it's ok now.

    Thanks for your interest
     
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