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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
 
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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.
pattom12 said:
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
 

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.
 

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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