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Old 09-16-2004, 10:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i installed win xp on the c partition and all the users data on the e partition was still there and working anyway i went to updat win xp and it told me it had to restart so i did and when it did the computert just kept rebooting so i took the hd out and put it in a differnet machine and it says the hd is clear like the free space is at 100%
how is it possible for this to happen while it restarts
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Old 09-16-2004, 10:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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is it possible that the 2nd machine is win 98 and the drive from the XP machine was formatted in NTFS?
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no the second machine was 2000
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Old 09-16-2004, 03:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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leave the hard disk in the win2000 computer and click start button>> run. in the run box type diskmgmt.msc. do you still see the E: drive or any others? If it did get deleted you can run data recovery software like Easy Recovery to get your files back.
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well that is past now the computer just keeps rebooting 30seconds -10 min after i turn it on i try to put xp back on the disk but once the computer has to do alot of work it reboots
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well that is past now the computer just keeps rebooting 30seconds -10 min after i turn it on i try to put xp back on the disk but once the computer has to do alot of work it reboots
go to safe mode do a virus scan and maybe uninstall update
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Old 09-17-2004, 03:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
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was it maybe the Service Pack 2 update?

i just want to know because i'm collecting information on all the problems that people have had with Micro****'s newest update!
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no i didnt put service pack2 on it
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