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March 22, 2010 at 17:44:11
Specs: Windows xp pro
Cannot get past welcome screen log on. Same problem with safe mode. Have tried xp cd recovery console says cannot find any hard disk drives. PLEASE HELP

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March 22, 2010 at 20:46:03
If you are seeing the windows logon screen, then your hard drive is being read. Try going into your BIOS and making sure that your hard drive is recognized and all is well. Make sure there is no disk in your CD drive (floppy too).
Do you have an XP install disk, a recovery disk, or just a recovery partition? If you have a disk, you can try booting to that (set CD drive first in boot order) and recover (you can borrow equivalent one to the XP edition you have), and invoke recovery from there.

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March 28, 2010 at 10:23:14
I have some important documents i would like to retrieve before recovering. I can boot from the xp cd but again when trying to enter recovery console it says cannot find hard disk drives. Test passed wdc hard drive.

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