|Windows XP Home SP-2|
1.80 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
First start in the morning, XP won't boot. Disk Error - press any key...
If I persist by hitting the reset button often enough it will eventually boot. As far as I can tell, using the Seagate/Maxtor diagnostics, the disc is in good shape. The BIOS tells me:
IDE prim master - ZIP (H:)
IDE prim slave - none
IDE sec master - DVD-2 (G:)
IDE sec slave - none
IDE third master - Maxtor 6V250 0F0 (C:)
IDE fourth master - none
IDE fifth master - WDC WD2500KS-00MJ (D:)
IDE sixth master - DVD1 (F:)
3rd to 6th are SATA, not IDE.
However the one called fifth master is a PATA (IDE) device (!!)
There's no dual boot and both hard drives are NTFS all one partition.
It all worked up until I installed a large batch of XP updates. Rebooting after that it failed and has taken a lot of work to get it to boot since then.