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Then you'll need to format and reinstall XP. @cocoabo: I have no proof or evidence to suggest this, but I think if you just format L: you'll be fine. February 23rd, 2009 by Aseem Kishore File in: How-To There are 114 comments, care to add yours? I managed once to penetrate this first small partition (about 100 meg) and received a message that the partition was not recognized. email me for retrieval. Source

It should notice the XP on the other drive and let me include it on the bootup list. Please, help!!! I have done a dual-boot in the past, with other OS’s, and when I wanted to get rid of the OS not used, I just formatted that partition and lost everything. It just doesnt find winload.exe like it is suppossed to.

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Mike from Realto, CAEpisode 1059Mike has an older HP computer running Windows Vista. I installed XP on the primary first and then Vista RC2 afterwards on the secondary. Do I need to follow your steps, and if so, do I run from XP or XP64? Thanks, Mark Balguren says: 6 years ago Hello, OK I will try to explain this.

Of Course, he could also just upgrade to Windows 8 and get a boost that way. I am unable to delete this Folders or files except by reformatting and losing XP. I had phisically unplugged the Seagate and so Vista installed unless problem on a Raid0 partition. Hdd Not Detected In Bios Fix I have XP as the primary.

satya rajesh says: 6 years ago I have a problem with my hard disk. SATA II spec drive. "....but I have now also installed a Western Dig 500Gb Sata 2 HDD."That should be detected when plugged into any of the SATA headers. " As I Well, it loaded to where it says something about NVRAM, then went to a black screen with a cursor in the upper, right corner of screen. However the Boot folder does not contain a file called "bootsect.exe" but does contain a several files called… bcd, boot.sdi, bootfix.bin, cdboot.efi and etfsboot.com should I substitute one of these file

Instead, run file recovery software to attempt to recover the data first. Asus Bios Not Detecting Hard Drive i believe, it shows no hard drive/ no operating system. If you do, when you are finished come back here and find the remainder shown as "Unallocated Space". Reply Long Zheng says: October 10, 2006 at 12:02 pm @Martin: Run the setup from the DVD drive in Windows XP.

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Due to faulty hardware issues, i was forced to reformat my C: drive and reinstall Win XP. https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/5f4e5b2b-adc4-48b1-9367-3507ecb1ff44/vista-rc1-unable-to-find-a-system-volume?forum=itprovistasetup I have no more hair!   Thursday, February 22, 2007 11:12 AM 0 Sign in to vote hello i just installed vista home premium and was getting the same error message Sata Hard Drive Not Detected In Bios Or Setup Good luck. Asus Sata Configuration The first time I tried to install Vista RC2 (October Release) from within Windows XP, it went through the process, almost got to the end, then failed for some odd reason

I appreciate any help! this contact form Reboot into XP and use EASUS Partition Master (free) to stretch the XP partition into the new empty space, or create a second FAT or NTFS partition there if you prefer. I thought that the RTM dvd could be the problem so I hooked everything up as it was before the problem and inserted my RC2 dvd and booted off of that Thank you. -diego Friday, October 23, 2009 4:38 AM Microsoft is conducting an online survey to understand your opinion of the Technet Web site. How To Enable Sata Controller In Bios

Michael says: 7 years ago Hi, I just got the blue screen of death this morning when I tried booting my windows xp sp3 pc. Reply Daniel Melanchthon says: November 1, 2006 at 7:09 pm By the way: You can use diskpart.exe from Windows Vista to shrink your partition and to create free space for the MassiveOverkill, Sep 11, 2009 MassiveOverkill, Sep 11, 2009 #9 Sep 12, 2009 #10 Dario D. have a peek here Gawd Messages: 582 Joined: Dec 8, 2004 It won't show up in My Computer (and we also tried formatting it via Windows' Computer Management>Disk Management tool, as one search-result suggested, but

Maybe try an older/newer driver? Hard Disk Not Detected In Bios How To Recover Data So by then, he's going to want to update. Reply Zemy101 says: October 20, 2006 at 12:55 am Thank you Long Zheng, my download of RC1 is nearly finished.

Any suggestions how I can revert back to XP?

By just creating a boot option pointing to your old hard drive won't work because you don't have the legacy (XP) bootloader to boot XP. A driver may need to be downloaded as well. I wanted to get rid of ubuntu, and I deleted it like one of the sites said, and they said that Windows should start up automatically. How To Get Bios To Recognize Hard Drive Is it now safe to remove this folder?My intentions are to re-install Vista RC1 and don’t want this to corrupt the new install.

Unfortunately, as someone mentioned above, a trojan has written itself into CMOS/BIOS in a format not recognized by Windows operating systems. I left it for 20 minutes or more and no change. Reply dagger says: August 26, 2006 at 8:59 am Your instructions worked perfectly. http://simplecoverage.org/hard-drive/why-do-i-have-2-drives.php She'll have to install Windows 7, and that would require re-installing OS X again.

After this command, type fixmbr to reset the master boot record. vista went on the blank and it wont display anything, so Now I want to go back to xp and since everything is there I was going to delete the vista It is purely for gaming and nothing else. Reply Randomskratch says: September 14, 2006 at 9:12 am I have the same problem as ellobo encountered.

It's crazy to ask that users must open PC case to install Vista. Use the procedure above to "fix" the MBR back to XP-only. The fix in my case was as simple as rebooting... I can select boot from CD and the Windows Setup (blue) screen appears but nothing loads.

Does this suggest the RC1 installation is blocking my access to the bulk of this drive. Here is my step: Put a window xp installation CD and select to boot up by disc Press "R" to reppair in the MS-DOS 1 type <> fixmbr y fixboot y Can you help me? ..skyso Ej says: 8 years ago I type fixmbr and it says command is not recognized! Computing.Net and Compnet Ventures, LLC hereby disclaim all responsibility and liability for the content of Computing.Net and its accuracy.

Go to "Start" and "Run". Typing in bootrec.exe only yielded other commands. You can use the BCDEdit tool to see what is the boot configuration by Vista. She didn't like it and decided to install Windows on it with Boot Camp.

Booting from the CD (64 or 32 bit, tried both) gets to the Select volume stage, and presents a list of drives. You should try the following software Spybot S&D Adaware Spyware Doctor I use these in conjunction with each other to clear my pc, they work very well. What about if i where to now upgrade to RC1 would RC1 recognize the Windows XP install at this point? Reply Arunjit Singh says: October 1, 2006 at 4:43 am I have a 40GB harddisk and am thinking to get a new one to install vista on.

i had xp and win2008 server daul operating system installed on it .