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The partition signature, including the drive letter assignment, of the original drive is recorded in the registry. Once you create a smaller (I haven't played with it to see where the cutoff is) array, you can boot from it. It may just need a BIOS upgrade. 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 weblink

See More ↓ Ask Your QuestionEnter more details...Thousands of users waiting to help!Ask now Weekly Poll Do you think foldable phones will come out in the future? I had the CD for my previous, qualifying, Windows 98 SE system. But if it is a truely failing hard drive you will very probably still have the BSOD problem. Barring jumper settings, and cable problems, i'd still say you have a bad harddrive. http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f108/solved-setup-cannot-access-this-disk-613615.html

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it froze at just 2%.. May 1, 2007 #23 topman99 TS Rookie @medicnot911 I agree, i've encountered this problem also and i figured it out by replacing the IDE cable... The box disappears immediately › [Solved] Unable to format or delete partition › how do I install windows xp pro install disk in dos › How do I reformat the HDD

Start over again and watch carefully for the opportunity to reformat your hard drive. That is very probably what is giving you the BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death). I would greatly appreciate if you get to a solution to let me know as I am, I'm afraid about to chuck the thing out of a window!.. I came across some "Matrix Storage..." software for the chipset, and it referred to certain revisions of the chip...like I have any idea which revision DFI used here.

Okay.. How To Fix Setup Cannot Access This Disk Steve Mini 9|2GB RAM|64GB RunCore|Intel 5300|Windows 10 holmes4 View Public Profile Send a private message to holmes4 Find all posts by holmes4 (#3) sikkwidditt Junior Member Posts: 3 Join went through the SHDiag which was specific for samsung drives.. http://www.techrepublic.com/forums/discussions/windows-xp-setup-cannot-access-the-disk/ So a little more testing tomorrow.

After that I decided to connect the drive via eSATA because of the speed increase. now i have a "insert BOOT disk in A: Press any key to continue"...... Such opinions may not be accurate and they are to be used at your own risk. solved BIOS Setup - Cannot Access Disk management shows all the disk partitions, but cannot access them from explorer?

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Discussion for newbies and experienced users alike on the Dell Mini 9, Dell Mini 10 and many other Dell Products. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/windows-xp-boot-failure-system-halted-setup-cannot-access-disk.18270/ no luck yet....i dont know if n e one tampered with the insides before i recieved this or not so i thought maybe it had wrong jumpers to start. Setup Cannot Access This Disk Solution Copied it from the recory CD onto the drive itself, and it still wouldn't read. Setup Cannot Access The Disk Windows Xp Sigh.

Why it wont let me install the XP on that 7327mb hard drive?????? http://stevemattley.com/setup-cannot/setup-cannot-access-drive.html It may be simpler, quicker and cheaper to just get/buy another HDD. I don't feel like ripping off the heatsink to find out. Please login or register.Did you miss your activation email? 1 Hour 1 Day 1 Week 1 Month Forever Login with username, password and session length Forum only search News: Home

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Apparently, if you create one large raid 5 array (single volume) the controller doesn't wish to allow you to boot from it. The power supply unit itself may be failing. any ideas as to what is to be done..

It states, "Cannot Access this disk".

Please post back if you have anymore problems or questions. 0Votes Share Flag Back to Hardware Forum 27 total posts (Page 1 of 3)   01 | 02 | 03   OK, so good. I suggest you put your supposedly bad HDD in a different "working" computer, boot from your Windows CD, format the HDD to NTFS and install Windows on it there. Before posting on our computer help forum, you must register.

Sign In Now Sign in to follow this Followers 1 Go To Topic Listing Hard Disk Drives (HDD) All Activity Home Storage Hardware Hard Disk Drives (HDD) (Setup cannot access this Otherwise the computer wont see the drive when trying to install XP in some cases. Are you familiar with the sticky insides of your pc? http://stevemattley.com/setup-cannot/setup-cannot-access-the-cd.html You need GPT style for over 2 TB..

red97tj View Public Profile Send a private message to red97tj Find all posts by red97tj Page 1 of 2 1 2 > « New SSD no Bios | My screen does Is it suppose to do that ? however possible. I highly doubt my Hardrive could go bad over a 2 hour course like this.

SnifflyWhaleTopic StarterNewbie Can't install, cannot access disk « on: July 31, 2010, 07:03:04 PM » Hi,When I'm trying to install XP, I get to the point where it asks me where That may not be necessary. The fact that you are seeing the C:> prompt would indicate that it is physically OK. Looking to hackintosh you Dell Mini?

are correct. my problem is I dont have the dell recovery discs and also i asked a friend who knows alot about computers, he said we might have to slipstream the drivers into Computer Hope Forum Main pageFree helpTipsDictionaryForumLinksContact Welcome, Guest. NT by Dumphrey · 9 years ago In reply to Run SHDiag NT 0Votes Share Flag Collapse - I would really suggest fitting the drive to a USB Caddy by OH

I can handle those speeds I suppose -- hopefully be able to squeeze more on the other array volume with write-back on. If you can do that then the supposedly bad HDD is not really bad. So I am at a loss, if the SSD is kaput I would like to install Windows xp to a SD CARD and run it from there, but after formatting an But it is there !

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