Re: Disk Boot Failure fun!! Help wanted. Love offe
on 09-05-2006 02:54 AM
-No floppy disk inserted, or even a drive for one to be inserted... in.
-I'll try the HD checking tools, but i take it these only run under windows? See my dilemma.
-My bootsequence is set up properly, and even if i still had cdromdrive set before HD, it'd ignore it if it was empty.
-I don't have a RAID setup, and i have no clue how to upgrade my bios', and i'm scared that'll just fuck things up further. I think i'll take it into the shop before i try anything like that.
-Fun fact: If i open my case, my warranty's void. I am not shitting you, this is pure, ridiculous FACT.
-indeed, no floppy, and i only have sata drives. My roommate told me to get a IDE one, because sata gives problems with installing windows, but the guy in the store looked at me funny at told me i was stupid for thinking so.
I quickly gave him a manly laugh, hit the counter and said "just kidding, i'll have all SATA, like a real man would"
And it sounds somewhat similar, PfhorRunner, only there was no crash, and i've never gotten it to work for extended periods of time. It was always just the first boot into XP after install, maybe one consecutive boot (reboot on installing drivers), and then nothing but lovely boot-error.
I just realised i'd installed linux on another drive (also sata, identical specs HD), so i'll try installing it on there, where it's garanteed the drive works, as i ran linux on it for a few weeks without issue, and get back to you after that.
After a faulty external HD, windowsinstaller not recognising my HD due to size (old cd), and windowsinstaller getting stuck in a loop, claiming windows was allready installed, would i like to format? after which: windows was allready isntalled, would i like to format? (sp2 xp cd)
and now this, i am getting all sorts of REALLY PISSED OFF.