12726Re: Issues with loading FHC DVD XP OS
- Feb 4, 2009Yes, this should work but why doesn't the DVD work?? I will also have
to change the other ID/number so they can be on the same LAN. What a
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Perry E Shumway <perryeshumway@...> wrote:
> What I do when a hard drive fails in one of our computers is:
> 1. Remove the hard drive and install it in another computer, as
close as possible to the same make and model, as a secondary drive
(change jumpers as required). Boot the computer and run check disk on
the secondary drive (questionable drive) to make sure it usable.
> 2. Duplicate the primary drive to the secondary drive using a
program such as Acronis TrueImage or Symantec's Ghost.
> 3. Remove the drive and reinstall it in the original computer and
see if it will boot OK.
> 4. Go into Device Manager and change the computer name to whatever
it used to be.
> Windows should identify any hardware differences between the two
computers and automatically install drives.
> There may be a better way but this has worked for me a couple of time.
> Perry Shumway
> From: paulbb1 <abeebe@...>
> To: email@example.com
> Sent: Wednesday, February 4, 2009 1:07:13 PM
> Subject: [fhctech] Issues with loading FHC DVD XP OS
> A FHC provided Dell GX280 crashed and would not boot. Using the FHC
> DVD, I have followed the instructions to reload a number of times with
> no success. Now I am getting the messages:
> CDBOOT: Couldn't find BOOTMGR
> Missing operating system
> I have loaded my copy of XP running the System Recovery system and ran
> FIXMBR and then FIXBOOT. Rebooted and then deleted the partiion then
> recreating it and then reformating the HD. Then completed the loading
> this machine using the serial number on the case. Loaded fine and
> check the disk properties using Win Explorer, around 74MB. XP normal
> OS disk works!
> Took the FHC DVD and rebooted the computer using the DVD. Went into
> the Utilities and deleted the partitions, waited and then rebooted.
> Loaded the FHC files. It went into 'wpeinit' and then rebooted. It
> didn't take the time it should of.
> It came up with 'Missing Operating System'. My last try ended up with
> what is in the first paragraph.
> I am wondering if I put a boot manager on the computer by mistake
> using the 'Ultimate Boot Disk'. Using it I set the MBR to 0 and then
> created a standard MBR using the utilities on the UBD. All this before
> loading XP from my CD. Could I still have a boot manager that is
> causing the system to fail? I thought reseting the MBR would remove
> any that was there. Checking the Internet that is what it says to do.
> The first paragraph is where I am at right now.
> Talked to and sent email's to FHC support but all I got was a link to
> the FHC XP DVD loading instructions that came with the DVD.
> Arlan Beebe
> Stk Tech Spec
> Ann Arbor Stake, MI
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