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« on: January 22, 2004, 11:07:26 AM »

Operating System Version:XP Pro
Problem Application Name & Version:
Problem Hardware Make & Model:Hard drive MAXTOR 40Gb Diamond Max plus 8 ATA 133 (NAR61590)
Error Messages:error installing operating system

 I am running a pentium II 386 cyrix computer, it has 512mb SDRAM and onboard sound/graphic. It previously had a 3Gb HDD which has WIN98 on it, (this still works) but i recently acquired the above mentioned HDD which i installed WINXP PRO on. When booting up, it said there were drive errors, CMOS Doesnt recognise it, but if put a user drive on, it comes up in the POST ok, and reports the actual drive. Even though there are errors, it still boots up.
 Now, it wont even boot up, if i use both HDD's it only boots up from the 3Gb drive and not the 40Gb (i havent changed anything on the drive, just wanted to transfer some files from the smaller to the larger drive.)
 Is there anyway i can save the DATA on the 40gb HDD? or am i gonna have to reformat/fdisk it?
 Any help or info would be greatly appreciated.


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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2004, 07:15:46 PM »


Since your BIOS is not detecting the drive, I suspect it may not support a 40GB drive, look for an update to your BIOS.

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