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Win2k can not boot

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pattom12, Apr 9, 2004.

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  1. pattom12

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    I inadvertently disabled my hard drive in device manager and now can't boot. I have booted via cd and gotten into control panel to the c:\winnt directory. I have done a listsvc to see what is disabled and see a number of items disabled. As I recall, the items disabled in device manager which caused the problem was called "system storage" and then the actual items disable was called "generic" or "generic drive" which was shown 3 times. I disable all three of these-stupid, stupid! When I do a listsvc to see what items are disabled (as an example "Abiodsk" is disabled) but I do not know what to do to enable it. When I run the Enable command it gives me the following:

    SERVICE_DISABLED
    SERVICE_BOOT_START
    SERVICE_SYSTEM_START
    SERVICE_AUTO_START
    SERVICE_DEMAND_START

    The last four are called valid start_type values so in order to enable Abiosdsk the command would be:

    ENABLE Abiosdsk [start_type].
    But, which start_type do I enter? SERVICE_BOOT_START?

    I need help figuring this out. Thanks
     
  2. maxgrant

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    Abiodisk looks like it's disabled by default. I don't believe that's your disk. The "disk" service is supposed to be set to SERVICE_BOOT_START. So is "ftdisk." Try those. Generally any device-level service (which is just a driver) is supposed to be boot. System-started services come up after boot. BTW, I did this on a laptop running an IDE drive. If you have a SCSI disk you probably have to find the driver the interface and start it as well.
     
  3. pattom12

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    I am traveling now and will not return home until 4/12. I will look over the list of services and may have more questions early next week. Thanks for your help.
     
  4. pattom12

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    Both Disk and Ftdisk show as "boot". The items shown as disable are as follows:

    Abiosdsk
    abp480n5
    acpiec
    adpu160m
    aha154x
    aic116x
    aic78u2
    ami0nt
    amsint
    asc
    asc3350p
    asc3550
    atdisk
    buslogic
    cd20xrnt
    cdfs
    cpqarray
    cpqarry2
    cpqfcalm
    cpqfws2e
    dac960nt
    deckzpsx
    dmboot
    efx
    fastfat
    fd16_700
    firport
    flashpnt
    ini910u
    intelide
    ipsraidn
    lp6nds35
    mraid35x
    ncrc710
    ntfs
    pcmcia
    ql1080
    ql10wnt
    ql1240
    ql2100
    remoteaccess
    simbad
    sparrow
    symc810
    symc8xx
    sym_hi
    udfs
    ultra66

    I am using a single IDE drive-no Raid, no SCSI. I enabled NTFS and set it to boot but I still got the blue screen of death. Any other suggestions?
     
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