|Due to a motherboard failure I have just had a new motherboard and graphics card installed in my desktop. As I'm not confident dealing with motherboards I took it in somewhere to have the hardware fitted. I've now got my PC back and wanted to attempt an XP Repair in the hope of keeping the data on my hard drives.|
I switched on and went into the BIOS and ensured the boot priority was as follows:
2. Hard Drive
I then rebooted with the XP disc in and pressed the space bar when it said press any key to boot from CD.
It started to load some files from the disc. Upon reaching the first blue Windows XP Setup screen I pressed Enter (to select the first option).
At this point I got the error
Setup did not find any hard disk installed in your computer. Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected. And any disk related configuration is correct. Press F3 to quit.
The details of my system are as follows:-
- Foxconn G31MX motherboard with Intel G31 + ICH7 chipset
- CD-Rom and DVD-RW connected to IDE Port
- Maxtor 6L060J3 and Maxtor 6Y120P0 hard drives connected to PCI slot via PCI IDE adapter
- Palit Nvidia 9500GT Super+ Graphics Card
BIOS CMOS Features
- IDE Channel 0: CD-ROM
- IDE Channel 1: DVD-RW
Advanced BIOS Features
- Hard Disk Boot Priority: 1) SCSI-0: Maxtor 6L060J3; 2) SCSI-1: Maxtor 6Y120P0; 3) Bootable Add-In Cards
I've been offline for 6 weeks now so any help would be most appreciated…