Boot failure Windows XP



arun-win98-user
07-10-2005, 01:41 AM
Hello everyone,

I have Windows XP on my home desktop computer and it has been running fine
for last several months. All of a sudden it failed to reboot today. I used
a boot disk to get started. I then noticed that the system does not
recognize the drives C (where my Windows XP OS is installed) or D drive which
is a seperate physical drive for my data.

Any ideas on what I can do?

Thanks in advance for the help.

Rich Barry
07-10-2005, 01:42 AM
Try a Repair Install if you have a WinXP CD. Check here on how to do it.
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm


"arun-win98-user" <arunwin98user@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2527A47A-9D69-4AD7-A2E6-D4F270BBC10D@microsoft.com...
> Hello everyone,
>
> I have Windows XP on my home desktop computer and it has been running fine
> for last several months. All of a sudden it failed to reboot today. I
> used
> a boot disk to get started. I then noticed that the system does not
> recognize the drives C (where my Windows XP OS is installed) or D drive
> which
> is a seperate physical drive for my data.
>
> Any ideas on what I can do?
>
> Thanks in advance for the help.

G.R.
07-10-2005, 01:42 AM
"arun-win98-user" <arunwin98user@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2527A47A-9D69-4AD7-A2E6-D4F270BBC10D@microsoft.com...
> Hello everyone,
>
> I have Windows XP on my home desktop computer and it has been running fine
> for last several months. All of a sudden it failed to reboot today. I
> used
> a boot disk to get started. I then noticed that the system does not
> recognize the drives C (where my Windows XP OS is installed) or D drive
> which
> is a seperate physical drive for my data.
>
> Any ideas on what I can do?
>
> Thanks in advance for the help.

Do you see the drives listed during bootup? Did you do anything in BIOS
prior to the failure? If both physical drives are on the same IDE
controller as master and slave, try to see if the cable worked itself loose.

Scott
07-10-2005, 01:43 AM
On Fri, 8 Jul 2005 05:11:09 -0400, "G.R." <gar@belsout.net> wrote:

>
>"arun-win98-user" <arunwin98user@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>news:2527A47A-9D69-4AD7-A2E6-D4F270BBC10D@microsoft.com...
>> Hello everyone,
>>
>> I have Windows XP on my home desktop computer and it has been running fine
>> for last several months. All of a sudden it failed to reboot today. I
>> used
>> a boot disk to get started. I then noticed that the system does not
>> recognize the drives C (where my Windows XP OS is installed) or D drive
>> which
>> is a seperate physical drive for my data.
>>
>> Any ideas on what I can do?
>>
>> Thanks in advance for the help.
>
> Do you see the drives listed during bootup? Did you do anything in BIOS
>prior to the failure? If both physical drives are on the same IDE
>controller as master and slave, try to see if the cable worked itself loose.
>
He stated that it is just a single drive - which would therefore be
the master or single. Unless the BIOS was cleared by a dead battery,
losing the drive information, and unless the drive connector has
loosened, it would appear that the hard drive has failed.

Scott
07-10-2005, 01:43 AM
On Thu, 7 Jul 2005 06:59:02 -0700, arun-win98-user
<arunwin98user@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Hello everyone,
>
>I have Windows XP on my home desktop computer and it has been running fine
>for last several months. All of a sudden it failed to reboot today. I used
>a boot disk to get started. I then noticed that the system does not
>recognize the drives C (where my Windows XP OS is installed) or D drive which
>is a seperate physical drive for my data.
>
>Any ideas on what I can do?
>
>Thanks in advance for the help.
Sorry. I must have had the wrong glasses on when I replied yesterday.
Now it reads "separate physical drive".


Boot failure Windows XP