hard disk grub error

P4vxasd / Sl5wh
January 29, 2009 at 17:26:22
Specs: Windows XP, 1.9ghz/512 sdram
hey people,

i'm installing a 80gb hd on a system, it's a ga-8ipe1000-g mobo. the hd isn't new, and during post i get this 'hard disk grub error' thing and i don't know what it is. should i just format it and install xp, can that fix the problem ?

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


See More: hard disk grub error

Report •


#1
January 29, 2009 at 17:28:10
hm why isn't google displaying possible wrod completion as i type anymore? that was pretty useful. like i'd type p5mv and it would fill in the 'p3' and so on

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


Report •

#2
January 29, 2009 at 17:46:46
Grub is a bootloader, just install XP. There's no need to format first, the XP install program will give you the option of partitioning/formatting the drive.

FWIW to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to NTVDM.EXE, the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.


Report •

#3
January 29, 2009 at 17:52:12
aegis, thank you. i wasn't sure if to wait and try lowformats or just go ahead and do a fresh xp install. i appreciate the help

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
January 29, 2009 at 18:26:02
i have another issue and i can't post it as a new topic, system tells me it's duplicate.. so i'm sorry for the off-topic post:

issue: i have my intel d102ggg2 mobo, with the ati radeon xpress 200p chipset and onboard sound+video. i don't use the video onboard, i use a radeon hd 3600 series by sapphire. now about the onboard sound, it's realtek and i'm using it. then i also see in my specs something called ati sb450 and ati rv635. what are those and why are they listed under sound ?

-question is, am I better off using that onboard sound, or would it be wiser to use a pci soundcard cmi8738/pci-sx ?

i have the logitech x-530 speakers and i don't think my onboard sound correctly sees my speaker setup. i heard some onboard sound devices logically detect your speaker jacks and somehow transfer/mutate the setup. at this moment, i have an audio jack plugged into my green speaker output on the mobo, and it (the jack) goes and splits into three female jacks. i plugged my logitech speakers into those 3 jacks but i'm not too excited about the sounds. this pci soundcard i mentioned has two speaker outputs on it. speaker1 and speaker2. can it do better than mine ?

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


Report •

#5
January 30, 2009 at 14:56:32
Add on cards tend to be better. Check specs.

Repost on new threads for better results.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


Report •


Ask Question