Question about Maxtor Hard Drive
Something got messed up but I can't determine what.
Maxtor 160gb drive worked fine until last week, running XP Pro SP2 in 8gb partition C drive (I had been getting ready to increase partition size but needed to backup before that, oops, forgot to do that!). Installed new Acer 22" monitor and some of it's software and upon reboot received an error message that I can't recall or replicate but the only option was 3-finger salute and now no boot into Windows.
Tried to repair XP without success. Tried Seagate CD with diagnostics and ended up installing DDO but no boot.
Took 2nd harddrive from same system, Seagate 160gb, that had been the backup drive that I was refreshing for a new backup of both OS and Data but I don't have any other backup. Formatted that drive trying to do fresh install of XP Pro but after first section of install when it reboots, that drive also has DDO and if I'm not there it tries unsuccessfully to boot from the harddrive and hangs indefinitely. Restarting system and choosing boot from CD takes me back to start of install rather than resuming. What am I missing?
I have another system with XP Home, a laptop with XP Pro, and 3 systems with Linux. I haven't tried hooking up the Maxtor as a slave as yet to a working system but may do so shortly. Any suggestions? Acronis Disk Director 10? Thanks in advance. Roached
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