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Post by dapits on Mon 13 Dec 2010, 9:08 am

Computer won't boot up off of primary sata drive. Ran repair disc no help, Ran windows xp repair still nothing. Can access drive when bad drive is not the master. Computer was running somewhat slow yesterday but problem occurred when system rebooted this morning. When attempting to boot off of sata drive you only get a blinking cursor. Any help or direction would be apprecitated.

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Re: computer won't boot up

Post by Nazzgull on Tue 14 Dec 2010, 3:03 am

Hi,
I suggest you to open your computer case and check SATA cables, unplug them and plug back again. It might helps.

Let me know results.



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Post by dapits on Tue 14 Dec 2010, 12:45 pm

I have already done this. Even plug into a different SATA socket on the motherboard. No help. Remember, I can boot up off my secondary drive and still access the drive that will not boot up. My data is there, just won't boot up if I make it my master.

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Post by Nazzgull on Wed 15 Dec 2010, 1:09 am

Did you installed Windows on that HDD, primary ?

If you change it to master, than you should put other one as secondary. Your Windows installations should be on Primary slave, also, i could help you to create new Boot.ini file on Primary HDD, but we need to access Recovery Console from Windows XP CD.



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