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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2004 11:59 pm    Post subject: Gentoo on SATA Drive, now getting my Windows Drive to work Reply with quote

I know most everyone reading this is going to wanna smack me upside the head but I figured the support community is so great here, I might as well ask. I have Gentoo set up on my new box, ASUS P4C800-e Deluxe, working wonderfully with OCZ PC3500 ram (2x512MG @ ddr 400), a Maxtor 160 Gb SATA 8MB cache harddrive, with a nice little Sapphire 9600 pro (ati chipset). I have another machine which is AMD and has been running XP on it until I burnt a hole through the motherboard the other day because I forgot to hook the fan back up after cleaning the darn thing. I tried putting the XP harddrive into the machine and booting it but it does not wanna go. Comes up asking if I want to boot into safe mode because the startup failed or if I wanna use my Last good configuration. I figure this little puppy does not wanna run because of lack of drivers for the newer hardware, but I also think I am wrong, hence I am asking those in the community, what can I do to get my XP drive working on a new motherboard or shall I just wipe the drive and use it for some more drive space (not like I need it, there is also a 40GB harddrive, which would bring the total to 280 GB)
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The XP install disk has a repair mode that usually fixes problems like that. Be careful with it rewriting your boot sector though.
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yet another problem. No XP install disk. It was a Compaq which has since lost its recovery disk during the move to my new apartment. Was not something I was in charge of because I keep everything having to do with my computers around (all manuals, cds, warrenty cards). Any suggestions outside of that?
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In that case you're probably screwed if you can't get into safe mode.
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok dok, thats about what I figured. :(
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the big downsides to Windows that Linux doesn't suffer from is that you can't fix anything unless you can get into the GUI! Unless you are a good binary hacker and know everything about the registry. :wink:
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hence my move to Gentoo for my primary workstation needs. I just gotta hack it to get my Adobe products to install from the cd and then everything will be smooth sailing.
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

look at the bright side, windows is gone from your machine :lol:
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could atlest salvage your data by mounting the windows partion and copying it over. thats if you compiled ntfs read suport on your machine.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2004 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Data's already been salvaged. Eventually I will just make it into a multimedia drive for all my mp3's and movies. I just like having something that half-works in case I break something. Mebbe I will use the small 40GB drive as a stable gentoo drive and the SATA as my experimental drive and just keep all the configs on a common space both of them can access, so personal settings keep. I will keep playing and breaking things.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2004 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

XP has some kind of hardware detection/copy prevention routine that prevents it from running if you change out certain hardware. I would guess a new motherboard quailfies, and you probably have to re-activate.. call M$ or use windows 2000.
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