Firstly, I tried the recommended bios and, winxp recovery solutions with no effect. Please help
The Idea: Today I decided to add a 3rd primary partition to my harddrive so I could install another XP os.
The Steps: -Used Norton partition magic to create a 3rd partition as primary -Reboot for partiotion magic to begin, and complete job -Verified partitions: (c: \120gb), (i: \10gb), (f: \130gb) In that order -Shutdown computer -Boot from XP setup cd -Started setup
Problems: -XP setup shows 2 partions, one about 900mb, abd 2nd (c: ) as about 139gb (half the actual size of the drive). -Not showing 2 other partions: (f: )130gb and (i: )10gb
What I did: Cancelled installation. Reboot computer.
Main problem: Computer now hangs at "Verifying dmi pool data"
Fixes that had no effect -Boot XP recovery console, use "fixmbr" command -Boot XP setup, use (f6) to install SATA AHCI controller, use "fixmbr" command -Knowledge base article> Solution 2
That's it. I'm sorry for my ignorance, as I should have known better than to install xp in the manner than I did. Thank you for any help, or ideas. -AbelG