ok well after deciding to install XP and being quite impressed once everything was up and running, I am now really pissed off that after a reboot I have lost my secondary master HDD. It was working fine, now XP thinks it needs formatting...BS
Originally posted by el2xr8 Is your primary & secondary drives running on an ATA100 interface?
No, ata 66.
I've avoided XP for many reasons, the least of which is the unproven and troublesome driver support :crazy1:
Yeah, at the moment I've been able to run most things but I'm gaving trouble with a new game demo called Tom Clancey's Ghost Recon, awesome looking game, worked fine under 98, but now have graphics problems under XP:mad:
If they are both on the same IDE controller I get the same error, it has been spitting out both my CD rom drives intermittently and all I have been able to do is rectify the problem is a complete re-install both times...
My system ran fine for 2 months before this happened, and how it has happened 2 times in a month, I don't know whats happening :(
Originally posted by jaytyn HMM that seems strange. have you tried connecting the drive as a master on the secondary IDE interface?
is the drive set to AUTO DETECT in your Bios?
The drive is master on the 2nd IDE channel already. Bios is picking it up fine, and XP was recognising and accessing it fine, now it has decided it needs formatting, it doesn't know what file system it uses, its as if its a brand new disk that need partitioning but I know it doesn't. I might rip it out to see if I can access it on a 98 machine, atleast I can copy my stuff off it and then format it.
i was reading a report, and it's much slower than other OS's. i've decided against it. now i'm trying to install Linux but the only drive i've got in DOS is the floppy! GRRR!!! someone didn't install this thing properly, so i have to screw around with it now!
man, if i were you, i'd seriously think about going back to win98!
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