hard drive not detected in recovery mode

March 14, 2011 at 06:07:30
Specs: XP
Long story short, I lost my login system files after malware removal so I need xp recovery mode to replace the files. Boot screen recognises my harddrive and it also loads up normally (but I can't log in as I said) BUT recovery mode doesn't find the harddrive. If I have my external usb drive plugged in, it recognises that but not my internal harddrive :S my drive is a SATA drive 80gb. I can't afford a new harddrive and I can't afford to take.my pc in for servicing. I've tried EVERYTHING to fix this in the past 2 weeks and nothing so I've resorted to online help.if anyone can provide assistance, PLEASE DO.


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March 14, 2011 at 06:16:03
Booting from the XP CD, it states hit F6 to offer additional drivers, did you ? If not you need to offer the SATA Controller Chipset Drivers on Floppy Disk !

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March 14, 2011 at 06:27:24
I cannot. My pc does not have a floppy drive

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March 14, 2011 at 07:12:44
You can use nliteos to integrate the SATA drivers into the original WinXP files and then burn a new CD. Get the SATA drivers from the manufacturer of your computer or if custom, from the manufacturer of your motherboard.

I would be more specific but I have no clue where to send you because you didn't supply the basic information you were requested to provide. Get nliteos at the link below.


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