Re: Win XP Boot Error??



Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 02:01 AM
You would be better off trying to boot with just the new drive, if you want to try saving data. Either an install to a new windows
folder, (and 'take ownership" of old data), or a "Upgrade" setup (assuming it was not a "preinstalled" version of XP)

Uninstall SP2, BEFORE you Upgrade setup from CD (that lacks sp2 on it.)
875350 - How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 2 from your computer: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=875350 How to
Perform a Windows XP Repair Install: http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm


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Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
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"Foxboro94" <Foxboro94@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:AFC50E02-5A40-46E7-8B13-24C1F541EFA0@microsoft.com...
>I recently upgraded to an 80GB hard drive from a 10GB, reloaded all of my
> systems software, and never had a problem.
>
> Yesterday when I booted my system, xp started normally, but then for some
> reason had to restart after detecting all of my hardware & USB connections.
> Problem is, since that restart, I've been kicked into an endless cycle of
> "Windows did not start normally on a previous attempt..." and no matter which
> option I select in the menu (including last known good & safe mode??), it
> never fully reboots back into windows xp.
>
> i switched my hard drives back, and when i open windows on the old drive, i
> notice that now the new drive cannot be read by any of my system programs nor
> by my norton tools, so i can't even try to examine it myself & fix whatever
> errors there may be on the drive. when i look at it in windows explorer, it
> says it's in "raw data" format & it doesn't look like anything is being used
> on the drive (0% used).
>
> I know for a fact that there are programs & files on there, but what I can't
> figure out is what the heck happened that would cause something like this & I
> can't seem to figure out how to fix it.
>
> Anyone have any ideas???


Re: Win XP Boot Error??