|This PC is not connected to anything apart from the mouse, kb and spkrs. Used for graphics, music and flight sim only. (only its builder connectedit to the net)|
Has been running sweet for three years, would boot up in 20s and shuts off in 10s, then one day I got the NTLDR is missing message. (eventually discovered the mother board battery dead) probably original cause of first of many problems.
Home Brewed PC, (bought of a techie) I am not one….yet.
Gigabyte 8Σ mother bd
SATA Drives (RAID5) 2 of them
XP pro version 2002 with SP3
AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual
Core processor 3800+ 2.01GHz
HDD C: 1x 160 GB silmage SCSI Disk Device. (NTFS System)
E: 1x 250 GB silmage SCSI Disk Device.
ATA controller Properties Type Sil 3114 ver2
ATA ver ATA/ATAPI-7
Transfer mode ultra DMA mode6
Until a day ago, the PC would not start at all : the SATA windows XP problem
NTLDR has gone awol
Cant reload windows
HDD has been fully scanned, checked OK
Tried many answers from similar probs but not worked yet
Device Manager shows Floppy disk device is working properly? (there's NO floppy drive in it)?????
Device Manager shows both HDD are being monitored.
System Restore window opens but theres nothing in it.
Getting the STOP 0x0000007B error if I try Recovery Console (1st time XP has ever had a BSOD) semi impressed.
Have since got it to boot up into windows but only by selecting the first following option >>>
On POWER ON, I get…
<<<<Please select the operating system to start>>>
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows Recovery
Microsoft Recovery Console (is high-lighted)
etc etc etc
then if I don’t respond it will boot up in the Microsoft Recovery Console mode each time and go to the BSOD with the 0x0000007B error
but by scrolling up quick to Microsoft Windows XP Professional, it will load ok.
multi0, disk0,rdisk0,partition1,WINDOWS=”MicrosoftWindowsXP Pro”
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT=”Microsoft Windows Recovery Console”/cmdcons
C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT=”Microsoft Windows XP Professional Setup”
First choice I would like to patch the prob (reload windows) and sort out once starting up is behaving.
(tried to slipstream but failed as a novice at this level) there is tomorrow
Second choice, would like to disconnect the drive with the OS on it and format the spare drive and make this the new C drive (if I only new how) then transferring files from the old C dr (if that is possible).
Third choice, go and buy a new mother board that will handle SATA drives and XP
Forth choice, just use it as a feature light. Ive seen worse pimped cars (Perspex case more LEDs than a xmas tree, 6 fluro tubes with a nite glo keyboard)
"what was he thinking"?
For now, at least I can boot it up with some patients
Thinks that will do for the first posting…. xing fingers