12-25-2010 06:08 PM
Yesterday I bought a motherboard for my pc .So now im at a point of fustration because I can't install windows xp because the computer says that it cannot read the hard drive. Now thats the problem. When I first hooked it all up and launch the computer. It loaded where I last left off. Windows 7 with a continue and a repair option. So I pressed Start windows It started loading but then a black screen stuck there. Rebooted. Got" Disc read error pressed CTRL + ALT + DEL". I get that whenever I don't boot to CD. So I am trying to install XP but it after I get past partition manager I get cannot continue. The wierd thing is, there are 3 partitions. They are all unknown partitions. Also thers a unpartioned space with 109 megs. My total hdd memory is 500gigs. Its wierd but I have a Seagate Barracuda® 7200.12 Desktop Hard Drive. Please help me.
Ive already tried changing ports, CMOS, and making sure it was spinning. I felt the vibrations and the lights were blinking for HDD. Also when I did reset CMOS and it came up with the MSI log. It showed my HDD. So plz tell me what to do.
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12-26-2010 02:49 PM
Chipset problem, what you should've done is before you broke the old system down, you should remove all the MB drivers, sound and graphics,usb etc, this doesn't always work though, so to save time, slave the drive and get your files off of it, they should still be readable, if they aren't use Powerdatarecovery free version, once all is saved, wipe the drive and start fresh, always best to whern you do a heart transplant anyway, hth.
12-26-2010 02:52 PM
12-27-2010 02:08 PM
SInce I had windows 7 installed before. I mean. At this point I was trying to see if I burned the recovery disc would it bring it back to live with windows 7. Like a reinstallation. I might just wipe the hdd like what the other person said. Start clean. Reinstall windows xp. Later on install windows 7. Thats what I want to do.
12-27-2010 02:27 PM
12-28-2010 10:05 AM
Bad news I guess guys. On Seatools, it scanned for the drive. Found it. Then I clicked short test and it failed. It said I had some bad sector problems and that I should run long test. I ran long test and it failed and said bad sector problems too. I did accoustic. Nothing special. Then I did Erase Complete. It failed too. Telling me to check my cables. Its wierd because I could hear the hard drive spinning.