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Startup and Hard drive detection problems

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by LSUTiger, Aug 7, 2004.

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  1. LSUTiger

    LSUTiger Thread Starter

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    My brother was having startup problems on his Dell during startup. It would continually tell him he had hard drive failure.

    So, I get the brilliant idea of putting his C drive into the D drive of my deal to run Scan disk on it. Well, now my computer won't start. When XP tries to load, it goes to a blue screen saying that it is shutting down to prevent damage.

    I've gone through the bios and startup options and nothing is giving me any hint on what's going on. Half the time in bios, it does not detect my hard drive.

    Help?
     
  2. prospect

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    Can you explain it a little better. I'm not quite sure what you did.
     
  3. Egnever

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    did you set his drive as the slave drive when you put it in your machine?
     
  4. LSUTiger

    LSUTiger Thread Starter

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    yes... his was the slave... but for some reason.... it screwed with my bios
     
  5. colmaca

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    set you bios back to failsafe defualts,try to boot up then.
    if fails put you xp cd in and boot from it choose the r for repair option 1st one,type in fixmbr at the promt.enter
    try boot again
    and you can run scandisk from the repair option as well to list comands type in help
     
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