|Thanks for your response.. |
there's no new hardware. System has been running excellently for years.. all of a sudden, not. Adaptec diags say the drives are fine. Talked to Adaptec, they say the OS is the problem. Would do repair, but can't get that far. How do I repair the MBR when it won't boot that far? Loads all drivers, including 3rd party RAID, then hangs. Interestingly, if I load the original RAID array driver, v. 4.20.29, it gets to "setup is starting Windows 2000" and hangs. If I load a slightly newer driver (4.20.32), it goes past that, to "setup.. repair.. quit.." - so I choose Repair, and it says "..hard disk is new or has been erased.." - not what I want to hear.. (and I don't believe it).. ideas?