|okay so i tried to install a second hard drive, my old one is a pata 40gig running windows xp, it was almost out of room(had 3 gigs left of free space) so i decided to install an 80g sata drive(really rough drawing of what my mother board looks like http://img143.imageshack.us/i/mymot...|
i am using a dell gx280..... sooooo my problem is that when i put in my second hard drive the 80gig,(which had windows xp on it) in it renamed my original hard drive to "D"(supposed to be "c") however i did not notice until after i was done being an idiot(you'll find out in a minute), my goal was to just use the new 80gig to store more information, so i whent ahead and removed the the page file on the 80gig and formatted it. now somehow in the process i accidentaly renamed the 80 gig from "c" to "H". this is where things went bad, in "My Computer" it now showed that there were 3 hard drives. "C"( wich would not open, listed it as having nothing, ie just an icon) "D" which was the original hard that that i was running windows off of[used to be "c"]), and the new "H" drive.from this point none of the windows utilities would work, like Storage devise manager. at this point i noticed that my original hard drive was labeled "d".
"that's wrong"i thought so i restarted my computer in hopes that it would be recognized as "c", well it got through the first windows loading screen( the one with the black background) however it continues to freeze at the second one with the blue background my guess is that this is the logging on loading screen. i have tried almost everything i can think of: unplugging the 80gig HD, nothing. reinstalling windows on the 80gig, nothing. along with doing a lot of messing around in the bios.
currently my 40gig drive is now recognized as "c" but guess what..... still getting stuck at the same screen(found a screen shot http://z.about.com/w/experts/Window... ) so i am currently repairing windows on the 40gig(using windows xp install disk)... if this still doesn't work what else can i try doing to fix this