Problem reinstalling XP

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Grouch, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. Grouch

    Grouch Guest

    My old pc had two HDs, one for the OS and one for porn. The OS drive died so now I’ll try to load windows on to the other drive.

    Drive is on its own IDE cable and set to master, is identified as master when it boots. When I try to reinstall windows everything load I delete the partition and go to reformat once I get to the quick NTFS (or whatever it is) format it starts but then after a while goes back to the boot screen and says "Error loading operating system"

    Did the tranny porn gay it up?
     
  2. Electric Jaguar

    Electric Jaguar New Member

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    Do you get this error after the format has completed, the installation has copied some files over, and the computer has rebooted? Did you actually remove the old drive and put the other hard drive in its place? If not, it may be trying to boot off the old hard drive. If the first hard drive is gone and you did not move the other hard drive, it might be that it (BIOS) is still trying to boot from the first IDE controller - check your BIOS settings.
     
  3. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    So don't use the Quick Format option. Go with the Slow Format option instead. It exists for a reason.

    Jaguar's right about the old drive, though; if it's still plugged in, the computer might be trying to boot from it, which it will fail to do because that drive is dead.
     
  4. morgue

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    Hmmm this might not help but, is the drive SATA or IDE?
     
  5. Create

    Create :free at last:

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    reading comprehension failure.

    I have a feeling you're going to hear that alot, nooblet.
     
  6. 1999TL

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    LOL
     
  7. morgue

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    heh I was at work when reading it... wasn't really paying attention :)
     

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