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Does not recognise hard drive

I have a KV8 PRO that has been happily running with a Hitachi diskstar as a SATA drive for over two years. Without any hardware or software changes it now comes up with the missing or corrupt SYSTEM/CONFIG message. When you try to repair or reinstall XP it no longer recognises that a hard disk exists. Any clues?

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You need to go on BIOS and and place the SATA as first boot device. Just extra info.

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Hi, this problem sounds to me like you have a drive failure, it could be that the active partition is corrupted, if so you need to run a bootable repair program. you can purchase repair disks on ebay [in computers & IT software] for about $6.00. At that cost it is worth a try. The other options are run the XP repair console from the second prompt and see if that will do the trick, last option and only in desperation = replace the drive. Regards mistyman

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