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No access to my internal drive

I cannot read or write on the drive, but it is recognised
at startup .If I install another drive and want to boot
from it, the PC hangs as long as the previous one is connected
thank you for assistance

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  • Brian Canute May 11, 2010

    have you formated the drive

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If after disconnecting the older drive the new drive is working.
This would only suggest that your old harddrive is already bad or going bad.
Try connecting the drive with the CDROM drive cable ,ie swap the cables around and then check , If still no go, its time to replace the same.

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Have you formatted the drive?
if yes then , Windows has to be reinstalled and if no then open cabinet of the computer
and make sure you have set the drive as a Master drive and not the slave on the main IDE cable

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THE COMOUTER READS NO OPERATING SYSTEM I INSTALL IT WITH NO OS THE COMPUTER READS THE DRIVE BUT I CAN NOT INSTALL AN OPERATING SYSTEM


  • You should have an operating system install disk (or USB drive.)
  • Restart the computer and press whatever key gets you into Startup (typically F2 or Del.) You *may* have an option that says "Boot menu" that has another key (such as F12.) If you have that, use it.
  • Find something in your BIOS that mentions "Boot order" or "Boot priority."
  • If you have a CD, make your CD the first boot device. If you're booting from USB, make it your first device.
  • Make sure your install media is in the computer, save and exit.
  • The computer should now boot from the install drive and put the operating system on the hard drive.

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A boot disk (startup disk) and why you need it?


The Windows installation disc contains the files necessary to start Windows, so it is itself a boot disk. A boot disk is actually not a computer disk in the shape of a boot. If it was, most disk drives would have a difficult time reading it. Instead, a boot disk is a disk that a computer can start up or "boot" from. If a problem is preventing Windows from starting, you can use the installation CD to start Windows. The installation CD also contains Startup Repair, which you can use to repair Windows if a problem prevents it from starting correctly. Startup Repair can automatically fix many of the problems that in the past required a boot disk to fix.

A boot disk (sometimes called a startup disk) is a type of removable media, such as a floppy disk or a CD, that contains startup files that your computer can use to start Windows. CD and DVD boot disks are often used to start up a computer when the operating system on the internal hard drive won't load.The startup files are also stored on your computer's hard disk, but if those startup files become damaged, you can use the files on a boot disk to start Windows

Earlier operating systems that used the FAT or FAT32 file systems, such as Windows 95 and Windows 98, a boot disk was especially useful because it allowed a person to access files on a hard disk even if Windows was unable to start. This ability also represented a security risk, because anyone with a boot disk and access to the computer could start the computer and access any file. Hard disks formatted with NTFS have built-in security features that prevent using a boot disk to access files..

Let looks at some useful "boot CD downloads" to create one for Windows OS,s.
1-Ultimate Boot CD for Windows - This BartPE-based boot disc comes with a huge selection of tools to access your data and get your PC booting properly again. Some of them are even useful.UBCD takes a long time to load and asks you some odd questions before it's finally up. But once it's there, you can edit the Windows Registry (yes, the one on the hard drive) in RegEdit, recover deleted files, and even run benchmarks. setting up UBCD is identical to creating a BartPE disc--with the same possibility of failure. But when it works, you get a lot more.Price: Free
Download Ultimate Boot CD for Windows.


2-Puppy Linux - A third party application to create a boot CD using Linux and great for accessing NTFS-formatted hard drives--especially if you're not comfortable with Linux's whole mount concept. Just open the Drives window and select a drive, and Puppy will mount it for you--in read/write mode, if possible.Puppy will mounting the drive with read/write permissions and you not only can copy your files elsewhere, but you can also edit them. Puppy Linux comes with AbiWord, which supports .doc files, and Gnumeric, which supports .xls. And even if it mounts read-only, you can still copy the files to an external drive, most of which are formatted in the universally accessible FAT32 file system.
But be careful how you click. Actions that take double-clicks in Windows, such as opening a file, take only one in Puppy.
Price: Free
Download Puppy Linux.

3-BartPE - The BartPE operating system makes a pretty good boot disc on its own, getting you into Windows and letting you access your drive. It doesn't have much in the way of repair utilities, but it has chkdsk, which should probably be the first one you try.To create a CD, the program needs the Windows 2000 or XP installation files. One place you're sure to find them is an actual Windows installation CD-ROM. But the recovery disc that came with your PC probably doesn't have them.
Luckily, if your PC came with XP installed (and thus, not with a true XP CD), the necessary files are probably in a folder called C:\Windows\i386. But I do mean probably, not definitely. However, since the PE Builder is free, you're not losing much if it can't create a disc.
Price: Free
Download BartPE.

4-Vista Recovery Disc - a unique distribution of Microsoft's own recovery tools.This Recovery Disc is basically a Vista installation disc minus the install files. It even has an "Install now" button that asks for a Product Key before failing. You're better off clicking the Repair your computer button. Among its Vista-only options are a tool for diagnosing and fixing startup problems, a version of System Restore that uses restore points on the hard drive, the restore portions of Vista's backup program, and a memory diagnostic tool. Price: Free
Download Vista Recovery Disc.

5-Trinity Rescue Kit - TRK's command line interface could humble anyone but the most devoted Linux geek.
If you take the time to read the 46-page documentation and learn the program, you'll be rewarded next time disaster strikes. Among the tools that will be at your disposal are a script that runs 4 different malware scanners, a tool for resetting passwords, a Registry editor, a program that clones an NTFS partition to another PC over a network, a mass undeleter that tries to recover every deleted file on the drive, several tools for recovering data off a formatted or dying disk, two tools for fixing master boot record repair programs, and hardware diagnostics.
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Hope that you understand the benefits of having a boot disk on your wardrobe.



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2- fixboot
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N.B: make sure you have googled and read about grub, and how to install in, if u have a windows installation on the internal hard disk and afraid to loos it, there is a tool called super grub disk, google for it and download it, it can be installed from windows, and it can automaticaly load windows ntldr/boot.ini.

dg luck.

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let me know if it helped
greetings

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