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Couldn't open drive multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)

by Bear911 / August 19, 2008 1:53 PM PDT

so i tried to fresh install windows and format my drives and when xp setup formats the drive and restarts it gives me this error..tried alot of combinations of partitions but none work

ERROR:
Couldn't open drive multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)
NTLDR: Couldn't open drive multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)

PLEASE HELP ME OBI WAN KANOBI...
UR MY ONLY HOPE

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What kind of computer? ...
by Edward ODaniel / August 19, 2008 4:19 PM PDT

What model? What type hard drive? What version of Windows and SP level? How did you go about "fresh install windows and format my drives", some recovery disk, some OEM disk, a retail disk, a copy of a retail/OEM disk, etc.? (If your disk is SATA did you press the F6 key when offered the chance to provide mass storage drivers?)

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my type of comp.
by Bear911 / August 19, 2008 7:57 PM PDT

well its a Compaq Presario 5220
its hard drive...no idea...watever one it came with
i am using a Legit CD of Windows XP Pro

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According to Compaq
by lacsr / August 19, 2008 11:07 PM PDT
In reply to: my type of comp.
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Help meee
by Bear911 / August 21, 2008 7:41 PM PDT

yea tahts pretty much the specs
i need some help man..im dying here
=( still cant find anything

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You haven't siad if XP was installed before.
by lacsr / August 21, 2008 10:22 PM PDT
In reply to: Help meee

From the spec's for this machine, I would be hesitant on the possibility for XP to work properly on such a low spec hardware.
As a small test, you could try to run a "Live CD" of a Linux distro as found here:
http://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.php
If you pick the Ultimate Boot CD, it also has hardware testing routines. I would suspect a problem with the harddrive or the controller for such.

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Kindly check this
by eagle5418 / August 30, 2008 12:38 AM PDT

Kindly check your Hard Disk if its on Primary Master (Disk 1). You can check that when you "detect drives and exit" on BIOS.
If it is on Disk 2, it means that it is on Primary Slave. You must change it to primary master by changing the jumper settings of the hard disk.

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