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BLEEPINGCOMPUTER NEEDS YOUR HELP! That's because why would Microsoft bother to include USB 3 support by default. I then continued to load Windows and I got BSOD- Config file error. The BIOS says they are both online. http://macinstruct.net/cannot-find/window-cannot-find.html

Just press Enter. [1]: 1 What to do? [1] ->: 1 or simply enter the username...: Type the name of the administrator account. Is (X:\MyImage) visible in Windows Explorer and Disk Management?Click to expand... Because SATA wasn't around when XP was first put on cd.>>That might apply...if OP was attempting a clean install, using MS Genuine XP CD...that doesn't seem to be the case in Latest: Paratus, Nov 11, 2016 at 1:30 AM Off Topic Trump supporters are high on the win Latest: sxr7171, Nov 11, 2016 at 1:29 AM Politics and News Day 1 of

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Which AppData files are... Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 PolaBar PolaBar Members 259 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Local time:01:32 AM Posted 28 December 2010 - But why wouldn't they inject the drivers into the Recovery mechanism that is accessible from the Control Panel within Windows 7? Sighing with relief, you get up, get dressed, go to work, and turn on your PC.

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Home If the same drivers come up from multiple crashes, you should definitely update them. Ubuntu It even offers to create a restore point before each update.

On my main hard drive I have a partition for Windows XP and a partition for the rest of my crap. Reboot And Select Proper Boot Device It should have put you at a C:\Windows> prompt. Booted back up into Windows and everything is A-OK. I'd be really thankful, if somebody could help me solve this problem.

I then continued to load Windows and I got BSOD- Config file error. In that case you have only one possible solution, and it's expensive: Send the drive to a data-retrieval service. Click here to Register a free account now! Rated R for Violence -- When your PC flies through a window, that's violent, right? « Plug and Play - causing problems | Trojan.heur » Thread Tools Show Printable Version

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Is there a way, in the WinRE environment (if that's what it's called) to check if the external drive is even recognized/drivers are loaded?Click to expand... Didn't make a difference. #6 cyberia, Jul 11, 2012 cyberia Platinum Member Joined: Oct 22, 1999 Messages: 2,535 Likes Received: 0 Bubbaleone said: ↑ I'd try using the shortest path Windows 10 Cannot Find Hard Drive My suspicion was accurate: the external drive was NOT recognized by WinPE. Bootmgr Is Missing Privacy statement  © 2016 Microsoft.

The 2 IDE hard drives are set up in a RAID 2 striped array (onboard RAID) without any form of backup. this content You can do so by making it a secondary drive in a desktop PC, or by using a SATA-USB adapter such as the Bytecc USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Adapter Kit. Thanks again! 09-08-2010, 12:35 AM #13 amperjess Registered Member Join Date: Sep 2010 Posts: 11 OS: XP MCE WOOOO! I'll try them out, but how will they assist me? Ahci

The time now is 11:32 PM. -- Mobile_Default -- TSF - v2.0 -- TSF - v1.0 Contact Us - Tech Support Forum - Site Map - Community Rules - Terms of My suspicion was accurate: the external drive was NOT recognized by WinPE. or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. http://macinstruct.net/cannot-find/win-xp-cannot-find-server.html BillyGman Hard Drive Support 3 01-11-2011 12:49 AM Posting Rules You may not post new threads You may not post replies You may not post attachments You may not edit your

So we got this client's computer. Today, I seemed to... When you boot into the XP install disc, hit F6 to load the drivers off the A: and that should allow the install CD to see the HDD.

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Updating Windows 8.1 Wired Xbox 360 Controller not... It's an Intel Desktop Board, Thread Tools Search this Thread 01-28-2011, 08:09 AM #1 gsheppard07 Registered Member Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: South Jersey Posts: 147 OS: Windows Just be sure to remember what it is. Select: [q] >: 1 Select: ! - quit...: !

But it certaintly does not make sense to allow users to make backups onto a media/device from which they can't restore without jumping through extra hoops, while providing no guidance / If you can't gain access to the files to rename/replace then, you can use a Ubuntu Live CD to backup your files and replace/rename them Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Marked as answer by JoshuaHolmes Wednesday, November 09, 2011 3:10 AM Wednesday, November 09, 2011 3:10 AM Reply | Quote All replies 1 Sign in to vote Hi, Try to check over here Caution: Some NSFW images within!

Booted up perfectly. Useful Searches Recent Posts Menu Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Menu Log in Sign up AnandTech Forums: Technology, Hardware, Software, and Deals Forums > Software > Operating Systems All responses to this say to use the XP recovery disc. But why wouldn't they inject the drivers into the Recovery mechanism that is accessible from the Control Panel within Windows 7?

Since you didn't log in, you won't have access to even the system folders. But that's not the worst of it: Unless you have a very up-to-date backup (and shame on you if you don't), all of your files are locked away on a possibly The program shows you what drivers were running at the time of the crash, and highlights the likeliest suspects. If the prompt is just C:\>, and you weren't asked to choose the installation to log into, then it was unable to recognize the Windows install.

Back to top #10 CompXP64 CompXP64 Members 19 posts OFFLINE Local time:01:32 AM Posted 01 January 2011 - 02:56 AM Had this same problem a few days ago- It wasn't I downloaded the RAID driver to a USB drive, and I got into the recovery console! Then I tried to repair the whole thing with the Windows Install/Repair CD from the manufacturer. Copy these files to C:\Windows\System32\Config and rename them as shown: Code: _REGISTRY_USER_.DEFAULT = default _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SAM = SAM _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SECURITY = SECURITY _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SOFTWARE = software _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SYSTEM = system Worked PERFECTLY!

Initially everything seemed to work well, but when chooseing the partiton -1 for I have no partitions- (right after pressing "r") the whole thing crashes and I get a bluescreen with Copy these files to C:\Windows\System32\Config and rename them as shown: Code: _REGISTRY_USER_.DEFAULT = default _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SAM = SAM _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SECURITY = SECURITY _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SOFTWARE = software _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SYSTEM = system __________________ Microsoft MVP - Windows that driver is required to access a sata drive without using the BIOS trick of telling the MB to view the HDD as the older IDE or PATA type drive (which Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads More...

If you can't access your hard drive, Recover My Files might be able to do what its name implies. Is there any way to fix this problem WITHOUT the recovery CD? Similar Threads - SOLVED Windows System Forum Date Windows 10 wakes up and then goes back to sleep [Solved] Operating Systems Jan 30, 2016 Windows 7 screen saver options (already solved, Windows 7 keeps logs of these "Stop Errors." (That's Microsoft's term; everyone else calls them "Blue Screens of Death," or BSoDs.) To view the logs and make sense of them, download

If that doesn't work, you'll need to use a retrieval service. 3. If it doesn't ask you, or if the disc can't fix the issue, you'll see a menu with various options. If the problem persists, Go to your CMOS Setup and Load Setup Defaults and find RAID Mode or SATA Mode and change this to IDE Mode. 01-28-2011, 10:47 PM Or at least display a warning on the "Choose an advanced recovery method" screen if the computer has USB 3 hardware?