Question about ASUS A7N8X-X Motherboard
The operating system is Windows XP Home Edition.
The hard drive is a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 80GB ATA/133 HDD.
Before destroying all your files try repairing boot.ini.
Lots of sites will walk you through how to do this, here's one of the better ones:
Repair or Replace Boot.ini - How To Repair or Replace Boot.ini in Windows XP - Boot.ini
Worth a try. I didn't read you original posting, just noticed this through browsing.
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
Hi roatan. That helps. So as I mentioned in your other post. Hook up the Maxtor. Since it's a single drive in a newer case the hard drive should not have a jumper on it. Before the system asked for a boot disk. The reason you got that message is because either the boot.ini is corrupted or Windows XP start-up files are corrupted. (A virus/worm could also messed up things).
If you can not get your drive into another PC to back up your data to either a CD/DVD drive than you have no choice but to re-install windows.
Re-installing windows will over write the old windows & replace other folders. Some personal data will be erased. If this is what you want than continue! If you want to save all personal data than you will need to buy another drive. Install the new drive & setup windows complete. When your all done. connect the Maxtor drive. Check the white sticker in the Maxtor drive & change the jumper so the Maxtor is set to a slave drive.
Now you can copy all your personal data to your new drive.
Thats it. Continue to use the Maxtor drive a back up.
Once done copying your data to the new primary drive you can use windows to format the Maxtor & continue using it as a back-up drive.
Here is a very good drive for the money & it comes with a five year warranty.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Posted on Mar 17, 2008
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