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Old 05-25-2007, 03:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: My PC cannot start windows

Originally Posted by networkgeek View Post
glad to help. please post back and let me know if that is the correct file.

also if you have any other questions dont hesitate to ask.
Networkgeek, your suggestion was really the one. My windows installation has in the end recognized my s-ata disks using the floppy you suggested. Thank you. And the motherboard, CPU and memory were supposed to be broken ...

Now there is only something to end up happily: I have two s-atas, one with 160GB and the other one with 320GB. For the windows installation, I have created a partition of 80GB in the 320GB HD (in the windows installation itself), and after a formatting, it has installed windows in this partition.

Now that I am in windows xp professional, I have this partition, but the rest of the 240GB are not there, nor the 160GB hard drive. Well, they are somewhere, because if I go to My Computer -> Properties -> Hardware -> Device Manager -> Disk drives, I can see both drives (funnily, windows says they are SCSI drives). But I cannot see these drives in My Computer (well, yes, I can see the 80GB partition I have created in the installation).

How can activate the remaining HDs?

Thank you very much for your help.

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