Question about Intel Motherboard
My computer was Windows Millenium with a 20 Gigabyte Master Hard drive and a 80 Gigabyte slave HD. The master HD was doing some strange noises and it was old so I decided to install windows XP on the slave HD.
I put the slave as a master and i took the old one out, then i booted from CD, recreated partitions and all that stuff (no setup problems), but when the XP setup restarts the computer, he says "error loading operative system". Well, i reinstalled so many times that im sick of doing it. I searched for the problem and i guess its the motherboard problem because there are some places on internet where is saying that the BIOS cant support the bigger HD geometry. This requires a BIOS update, but for that i need to know my motherboard manufacturer, and ive inspected the motherboard and the only thing i saw was "CA61 rev.B1". I cant use the computer because the old HD doesnt work anymore (NTLDR is missing and i have no boot diskette for ME) and the other one cant load XP. Now, can anyone explain me what is the problem? Is the BIOS update? Its the motherboard's age?(9 years) If is the BIOS update then "CA61 rev.B1" is the manufacturer??
PS: Please i need a solution, i just want my computer back with a XP without needing to take it to PC medic (they take to much money)
It is saying "disk read error" because some of the start up files were located on sectors that are now marked as "bad" (because they are). If you reinstall your OS (after doing a complete format of the HD from the recovery console) then the files *should* be placed on functional sectors of the hard drive. Just be aware that generally, once you start getting physical sector failure, it can tend to have a domino type of effect. So format with the command "FORMAT C: /NTFS", cross your fingers, reinstall XP, and see what happens...You may wind up having to get a new HD :(
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
Here is what you should do, go to a computer store and buy a 40G HD. Try installing on that. It could be the size, but most likly not. Im going to guess and say take a look at the bottom of your reinstall disk. If it has any scratches, there is your problem. NTLDR is your boot sector on you HD.
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
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