computer is not recognizing the right size of

April 29, 2011 at 12:46:07
Specs: Windows XP, celeron/4mb
The computer would not boot. One of the on screen message stated that the C drive had 0 free
space. I removed the hard and connected it to another XP computer to delete files from hard drive.
On the property screen the drive was identified as RAW. I was able to display the directory and removed some files. I reinstalled the drive in the other computer. I entered the Setup. On the Cmos
page I set type to auto. On the IDE auto detect the size=15365MB,cyl=1868, head=255,precomp=0,
landz=29776,sector=63 and mode=LBA. I returned to CMOS and the values were inserted. Rebooted, on the booting log the primary HD was listed as 2114MB. Received messages
'not found and active partitions in HDD' "Disk boot failed, insert system disk and press enter".
Inserted XP cd pressed enter and the same message reappeared.
Rebooted, entered setup CMOS had 2119mb hd. booting order was C drive, CD rom, Floppy.
Performed the procedures several time with same results.

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#1
April 29, 2011 at 13:04:35
If you are trying to install xp on the hard disk, you need to go into the BIOS & set the cdrom as first boot device.

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#2
April 29, 2011 at 13:14:57
No I was trying to boot from the XP cd since I could not boot from the HDD. The computer doesn't see my HDD.

thank you for your response.


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#3
April 29, 2011 at 13:47:15
I would download the gparted live cd, boot from that, IF it sees the HDD you can delete create etc

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/live...

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#4
April 29, 2011 at 21:12:24
I downloaded the gparted, but just like the XP cd I was not able to boot the computer.

thank you for your suggestion.


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#5
April 29, 2011 at 23:39:59
Boot from the Gparted, can you see the hard drive? In the Gparted menu?

Is the boot order in the BIOS set to boot from cd BEFORE the HDD?

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