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What Is It With Me & Pc's- Im No Meant To Have One.please Help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by neild79, Aug 12, 2006.

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  1. neild79

    neild79 Thread Starter

    Aug 5, 2006
    This is some story, HAHA, yer NO kiddin'. sorry its so big, but this is whats happened to me today. i ordered a new graphics card off ebay, & it came today. but first, i had a 250gb samsung sp2504c sata hdd in my pc. an old pc, & my graphics card(ati 9800xt). i then took out an old hard drive from an old pc(2.1gb western digital caviar 12100 ata) & installed it into my pc. when i put the computer together & tried to boot up, it tried to boot the wrong os (the one on the ata drive - windows 98). i then recieved an error that said: CANNOT FIND DEVICE FILE, THE REGISTRY OR SYSTEM.INI FILE REFERS TO THIS DEVICE FILE BUT NO LONGER EXISTS. IF YOU STILL WANT TO USE THE APPLICATION ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVICE FILE. TRY REINSTALLING THAT APPLICATION TO REPLACE THE MISSING FILE.. the file was: c:\progra~1\norton~1\savrt.vxd ............BUT THATS NOT ALL. (JUST BEAR WITH ME) i then took 2.1gb drive out the pc & tried to boot with the hard drive i had been using, without a hitch for 6 weeks since i got it might i add. but when i booted with my usual drive it went fine until, it came to the screen where it says windows xp, before you log in. it then kept cuuting out & going back to the post screen. i tried last good configuration, safe mode, start windows normally, but NOTHING. when i tried safe mode, i recieved ANOTHER error: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT LESS OR EQUAL. it then said something about if you have installed hardware or software please remove it & try again. or something again. i ended up installing xp onto the 2.1gb hdd after i tried everything. after a while i was able to get it to recognize both hard drives. when i go to my computer the 2 drives are present. IF ANYONE KNOWS WHAT HAS WENT WRONG, PLEASE HELP. is there a way to copy whatever was missing from the 2.1gb to the 250gb?? also, if im stuck with it please tell me how to be able to play games, music, films etc.. 1 LAST THING. IS THERE A WAY I CAN TRANSFER MY SETTINGS(UPDATES,THEME MANAGER,WALLPAPERS, MAYBE SOME PROGRAMS ETC. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ THIS & HOPEFULLY ANY HELP YOU MAY HAVE.
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