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Thanks for the "comeback" buddy. I have tried quite a few things, such as swapping the drive for Primary to Secondary (I have an OS on another drive, and therefore I don't have to use the bad drive as a boot disk), and Master to Slave. If I do a c/o and before boot up via my ASUS screen, the drive is seen. (its a Segate 7200.7 120G PATA drive). If I do a c/o w/ Windows XP Manager and look at the device XP sees it and says its OK! But if I look for it in Windows Explorer, I can't see it. BTW when I boot up w/ it it says that a file is corrupted or missing RootSystem32hal.dll. I did notice that when its running as slave, the whole system (w/ my OS running on my B/U drive) is running VERY slowly. If I disconnect the Segate and reboot it is like a new computer, ie fast. My theory is that it's pulling a lot of juice from the PS and slowing down the processors. That's why when I take it out of the congfig, it runs faster. Any credence to that theory? Regardless, all I want to do is get it up once and **** all my non-apps off it and then chuck it. Life is to short to try and fix a problem like that. Besides drives a too inexpensive now and I have too many laying around... Thanks Again Frank

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Well Frank I'll try my best , first off XP doesn't like dual OS installed in a comp running 2 OS , an internal slave is a storage HDD having an OS installed on that HDD will cause conflicts to the C; drive the drive that is running through the windows registry if the slave drive use to run through the OS registry then it remembers that it wasn't static and the image that was placed on it by the OS , in short try making sure its set to slave turn on the computer , if you are having problems turning on windows since the slave is corrupt try putting it in a drive enclosure and turn it on after the computer has booted all the way then turn on the external to retrieve your data , the whole problem started when you booted up you computer with 2 HDD running an OS

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