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Problem open or Expolre my hard drive in windows xp

I don't open or Expolre my hard drive in windows xp

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Re: Problem open or Expolre my hard drive in windows xp

That means if u cant open folders and drives by double click ? then it may be a script virus .

or if ur computer blinks and desktop is deen while opening a specified folder . this may be the process done by DR watson in xp .. if this is problem go to accessories > system infromaion on tools menu u can find Dr watson select it and turn it off

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What causes the machine to display messages like primary hard disk drive 0 not found. primary hard disk drive 1 not found. strike the f1 key to continue, f2 to run the setup utility?

The system cannot find your hard drive. Remove the Power Cord, Open the Case, then remove the cables that are plugged into the hard drive and plug them back up. Reboot and see if it recognizes the drive.

If not, you can try the check disk utility.

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If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows.Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents,music, pictures, videos or programs.

In windows xp you get to the dos command prompt by selecting R for repair whenthe options appear.

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From HP Support:

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Boot Windows 98
Insert the XP CD into your CD reader
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Copy i386 folder to C:\
Go into C:\i386 folder and double click on winnt32.exe to launch the setup from the hard drive

Install Windows XP from DOS (ie. no OS on a new hard drive):

Boot with a Windows 98 Start Up disk
Insert the Windows 98 CD into the CD reader
Run smartdrv.exe from the Win98 directory on the windows 98 CD (file caching)
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Insert Windows XP CD into the CD reader
Copy the i386 folder to C:\
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