4 year old, self built PC. XP SP2, 1800mhz 750mb. 2 HD ( 40 and 329 gigs.)
I'm at a total surrender state.
I thought by buying a new 320gig drive I would have fixed the problem. What happened
to my old backup HD now happened to the brand new backup HD.
My second physical HD was partitioned in 3 sections. 1 to run
another version of XP and the other 2 to store pics and music. I had configured all
3 partitions the way I wanted them successfully and worked for a week. Please see:
This morning I tried to boot XP in the new HD and i got the blue screen about conflicts
with drivers or hard drives. After a few reboots I got a message saying that the
file hal.dll was corrupted or missing and couldn't boot anymore.
I went back to boot XP from my main HD and found that the 3 partitions in the new
HD are not accessible. Please see:
Needless to say I'm deeply pissed. This happened to my old HD and I thought it went bad. It took me days to trasfer 80 gigs of data to the new HD via a 1.1 usb!
There's got to be something in XP or my bios that gets confused. What I don't understand
is why my setup worked for 4 years and now 'something' changed.
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