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- Posted on
April 24, 2007, 9:20 pm
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but I think it's a hardware problem.
I probably fried the first C: drive by plugging it into the power
the computer was on. After this I could not format it, and wast old
the disk was bad. Ok then I bought a new one.
When I installed that, windows would not take. I managed it
once by deleting the raid array in the bios for that part, then
installed it, then it ran. Then I added in the driver for the raid
controller. After I managed to get the raid array set up again and
formatted in windows, I rebooted and got a BSOD.
Then I tried to re-format again, and got a message saying
the HD was unbootable, Then when I kept trying, it simply
said there was no HD. This was after completely disconnecting
the raid array in every way.
So then I thought, well maybe the first drive didn;t get fried after
all. I'll try it and see. I got the same message: no HD connected
to the computer.
So it recognizes neither IDE drive for the C: drive. I wonder if
maybe the mobo got damaged or something. Could it be the
Re: Windows xp won't install, thinks HD's aren't there.
Why are you trying to use RAID if you are using only one drive? What
motherboard? which IDE connector? Is this PATA or SATA? You had it working,
then re-enabled RAID and screwed the installation!
Leave RAID controller disabled, RTFM to see where to connect the drive and
try resetting the BIOS with the reset jumper.