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Windows install issue.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by starchaser.jay, Jan 28, 2007.

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  1. starchaser.jay

    starchaser.jay Thread Starter

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    Hello, I recently took it upon myself to revive my dead pc. I had brought it a little over 2 years ago and about 8 months back I had issues with my motherboard. So I never got round to replacing it and was buying a new laptop anyway.

    A few days back I saw an AV8 board on ebay and I thought "Well may as well get the old rig up and running" My brother is looking for a Pc and I figure he could use my old one once it is up.

    So I am running two WD sata drives and I replaced my old mobo with the exact same model, now I though it would just boot right up but I get the error message system/windows/system32/config is missing or corrupt, windows cannot boot.
    Now it shows my drives while booting up but even while using the Sata drivers I have, I don't seem to be able to detect them when I got to fresh install....There is a lot of info on the HDD's that I would love to keep in tact and I was wondering if using maybe my flashdrive to boot as the OS I could some how get into the sata drives??? Alternativly I don't know what to do.

    I was thinking maybe the error message is coming up because the hdd's are not being recognised? I find it strange that the hdd were in fully working order and yet they won't boot on an identical mobo.

    Could someone please post all the bios settings or something, so I can try this again???
     
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    Well I have tried maybe 8 different sticks of ram, so I am pretty sure that is not the problem. Guess I will give the recovery thing a shot and see what happens =/.
     
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