Thank you for any advice you may offer. I've tried to edit the BIOS so my PC runs from the CD first thinking that disc 1 of XP Pro may act as a boot but it just boots up I need to format my hard drive desperately as I caught a virus somehow. If I find an answer in the near future I will post it here. check over here

They are available in 3.5-inch (standard desktop) or 2.5-inch (notebook) sizes. That way, Primary boot will be your sata drive your old hard drive will take your dvdrom's drive letter (D) Ask a question Member requests are more likely to be responded Double click on the ‘InstallTakeOwnership.reg' file. He ended up taking it home, putting it in as a second drive in another computer, downloading a setup from Seagate and it formatted with no problem. http://ccm.net/forum/affich-26671-second-hard-drive-not-recognized

Search through over 5000+ Articles! Ishaan Thanks. March 10, 2008 Marty Newell Hey, Wondering if you could help, if I change my external HD from Not Initialized to Online will I loose all the current data on it?? I think I explained it better earlier in the post.

You signed of with your name once but I don't know if that was by mistake and if you would rather not use it in these messages. Helpful +2 Report tjmartineau 38Posts Friday September 19, 2008Registration date December 23, 2008 Last seen Sep 27, 2008 at 08:14 PM Ahhhh, I see your quandry. February 24, 2009 BigRMV Just an FYI. NOTE: In most cases this will void the manufacturer warranty.

It did find three registry problems: Hijack.ControlPanelStyle - Registry Value PUM.Hijack.StartMenu - Registry Data PUM.Hijack.Help - Registry Data I don't know if any of these are related to my problems (I If there is something wrong with the HDD then attempting a factory restore will be out of the question after?? July 30, 2007 Dave I get angry with some folks who manage networks today. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/can-i-repair-the-os-hard-drive-from-another-computer-on-my-c-117341/ thanks!

Partition table - well do you have an appropriate booting recovery CD (USB stick) Active - easy to fix - any partition management facility BIOS - even easier - and part When connected to a system running on windows XP, device manager shows the external drive under USB controllers. However, I'm still going crazy! Problem is that, as a result of unknown source of computer corruption “Drive (D)” is no longer accessible from the operating system.

I don't know what it was before, I only know that it is NTFS now. The subject of a boot disk in your response is my problem. NOTE: When done, don't forget to switch-user back and disable that account (same procedure, just substituting "no" for "yes" at the end of the command line). I can't believe that I never spotted that I forgot to add that.

THANKS for the help in solving the missing USB drive letter! Look into cacls.exe or try this (XP):1. Once I plugged in the 2nd one it immediately mounted. solved AHCI primary, need data from old XP drive Can't find your answer ?

Check Disk Management in Windows to see if the drive itself is being seen. Look into cacls.exe or try this (XP):1. Any ideas on why the formatting process is so slow? You could attempt to let it continue as it seems like it is working albeit at an excruciatingly slow pace, but I would defiantly run some diagnostic tools on the HDD

I therefore cannot install the OS. This will open up an area that will allow you to see all the mass storage devices connected to your computer. David Mohyla March 6, 2013 4:22 pm Reply # Hi, I would think that you are booting slower because the Operating System is looking at another device and confirming it is

Right-click on the drive in the list, and from the resulting menu select "Change Drive Letters and Paths…" Click on Change so we can change the drive letter.

I did all the obvious stuff, googled the problem, went a couple of different routes and still never got in it. i just need to get my hands on XP disk so i can use recovery console to change to FAT32 and to format it? IT COULD!!!! Now scroll down (on the right) to ‘Remove Security tab'.

LEO can u help me out..... By viewing our content, you are accepting the use of cookies. Thank you Mark February 5, 2005 6:03 PM i am attempting to format my hard drive in computer management and the command format is inactive when i hover over the c: Ian Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.

thegift73 Hi Ross, Couple of things to try in this case (I take it that you made sure that you gave the new owner ‘yourself' Full Control, when trying the normal Is it a piece of Avast, which I have never installed on my laptop? thegift73 Hi Kevin, I think that ‘##aswsnx private storage' is the Sandbox for Avast.You may have installed Avast a while back and just forgot to remove it, or it was installed Copyright © 2006-2017 How-To Geek, LLC All Rights Reserved

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Richard Gailey Hi kads Can you double check that you followed the Taking Ownership steps correctly, as missing something can be easy to do. Check the ‘Replace owner on sub-containers and objects' box and hit Apply. I didn't even think to check Disk Management. THANKS!

My laptop is 3 years old, is there any way to recover my data from it ? I continue and I continue to get other errors such as "K:\bootmg The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error," or K:\BOOTSECT.BAK The request could not be Computer systems are still way too complicated for the average user! Jim December 27, 2012 6:26 am Reply # Greetings, Having an issue closely related to this post - On a windows vista machine (HP TouchSmart) the C: is showing up in

I have Windows 7 and I've always had some kind of problem with the steps to gain full permissions following the steps I found in Windows HELP and/or websites all over.But If you didn't manage to recover the system, you may need to set up a new email link- and re-synchronise that new link on your device to match that on your December 11, 2008 Shannon H THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!! BUT - the problem with a forum is that we cannot examine and test the drive to guess if it is a PC/windows fault - writing bad data to the control

I thought Volume 4 could be it but the size is only 103MB whereas my external HDD has 122 GB on it.