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it went through all the test beautifully but when it came to scan the surface of the disk.. Of course all this may not be cost effective in terms of your time and effort - except possibly to learn. Your mbr may be corrupted and that is why you are not booting. Oh & my computer says invalid system disk at startup screen. get redirected here

Unfortunately Asus' site is clogged up due to mass traffic so will try again later. I haven't tried the floppy directly from Intel. CONTRIBUTE TO OUR LEGAL DEFENSE All unused funds will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). is that true? http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f108/solved-setup-cannot-access-this-disk-613615.html

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hardware on the same box. Apr 5, 2006 #20 Paulbocio TS Rookie Same Problem :/ As for me, here's what I went through. When i tried to install a new copy of XP.. ASRock Conroe (micro ATX) - Ubuntu 12.04/Win 7 Ultimate (x86) Intel C2D E8400 3.0GHz/low profile Noctua (single fan) 4GB OCZ DDR2 RAM, GeForce GT220 1024MB Vintage IBM-T21 laptop, Xubuntu Lucid LTS

gave me the same options and the same errors could not find specified drive ... Both of these Directions are in the Windows Help Files but if you need to Take Ownership of the Files the XP directions are herehttp://tinyurl.com/3aw7If your Data is important you can I just tried it on a CD and got the same results I got when using Nero. 11-20-2011, 10:42 PM #12 dai TSF Team, Emeritus Join Date: Jul and there was a low level format option also in the same..

The fact that you are seeing the C:> prompt would indicate that it is physically OK. The mobo itself may be failing. It boots the xp setup cd no problem it just says setup cannot access this drive. 11-20-2011, 11:27 PM #14 dai TSF Team, Emeritus Join Date: Jul 2004 my site my mini 9 has the exact issue as yours right now...

Sigh. The only ways I've been getting it to go to disc is by changing the primary master When it's on auto or user, it seems like no matter what I push but will be a good boy and wait for some explanations.. 0Votes Share Flag Collapse - You can do this.. Chose my D: disk as swap in linux, now I cannot access the files Startup, repair startup, system restore fail, cannot access disk.

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pastaman06 Networking Support 7 01-04-2011 03:19 PM Posting Rules You may not post new threads You may not post replies You may not post attachments You may not edit your posts https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/26240029/XP-Installation-Problem-Setup-cannot-access-this-disk.html On the free end of things, I would download and burn a copy of http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/They have nearly every manufactureres HD diagnostic/repair tool. Setup Cannot Access This Disk Solution Password Site Map Posting Help Register Rules Today's Posts Search Site Map Home Forum Rules Members List Contact Us Community Links Pictures & Albums Members List Search Forums Show Threads Press any key when it asks you if you want to boot from the CD.

Similar Topics Windows XP Boot Failure : System Halted Dec 28, 2007 Boot Failure: System Halted May 2, 2006 Boot Failure System Halted Aug 30, 2005 boot failure system halted May Get More Info The only thing I can think of trying before telling you to junk the hard drive is to boot into DOS from a floppy, if you have a bootable floppy, and I'm not certain that it caused this, but that's when the trouble began. The testing Utility from Samsung was listed above so get yourself a copy of it and test your HDD.Col 0Votes Share Flag Collapse - have done that by asher2jk · 9

Apparently the 2TB limit is on DISKS and not just partitions. all the other test went fine except this one.. Did you add any new hardware to the case? useful reference I have the following: MOTHER BOARD P4M900-M4 (P490M828 BF) When I start my system I get the following message: Floppy disk(s) fail (80) CMOS checksum error Defaults loaded Warning!

Jan 21, 2008 #25 (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Topic Status: Not open for further replies. BLEEPINGCOMPUTER NEEDS YOUR HELP! Even then it may not be physically damaged.

The power supply unit itself may be failing.

solved BIOS Setup - Cannot Access Disk management shows all the disk partitions, but cannot access them from explorer? Dec 24, 2004 #11 kl44 TS Rookie Topic Starter i tried to install windows on the HDD that i put in a working computer...hmph... If there is a option to set it to Auto Select (or Auto Detect?) you should try that. Tighten space to use less pages.

HELP :) 0Votes Share Flag Collapse - Ran UBCD (Both SHDiag and HUtil) by asher2jk · 9 years ago In reply to Ressurecting a HD is a li ... Select forumWindowsMac OsLinuxOtherSmartphonesTabletsSoftwareOpen SourceWeb DevelopmentBrowserMobile AppsHardwareDesktopLaptopsNetworksStoragePeripheralSecurityMalwarePiracyIT EmploymentCloudEmerging TechCommunityTips and TricksSocial EnterpriseSocial NetworkingAppleMicrosoftGoogleAfter HoursPost typeSelect discussion typeGeneral discussionQuestionPraiseRantAlertTipIdeaSubject titleTopic Tags More Select up to 3 tags (1 tag required) CloudPiracySecurityAppleMicrosoftIT EmploymentGoogleOpen SourceMobilitySocial It will need to be formatted to FAT32 to install 2000.I'm using W2k with NTFS. this page But You can download the ISO image for Kill Disk and burn the Image to CD using IMGBurn in my signature.

Back to top #3 fleamour fleamour Topic Starter Members 297 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:UK Local time:05:09 PM Posted 28 June 2007 - 09:15 AM Fdisk shows disk 1 as partitioned They say things like: • PC crashes?