I had a problem with recurring boot items on my pc and could not get them to stop appearing after boot up.I had go back which wanted to access a different drive (long story, the original partition eas on an old drive I made over to a slave) I have 3 hard drives onboard so in my wisdom/stupidity disabled 2 of them under device manager while trying to sort the problem. ( dont ask, bbq and lager to blame). The pc will no longer boot as the disabeled drives are required at boot up, but obviously they are not visible. how do I re enable them outwith windows? I can't get into windows device manager and currently am accesing this forum on a knoppix disc. I can't afford to reinstall windows and lose all my data. ANy help appreciated. windows xp home sp2.
Just an idea and not sure it will work,have you tried disconnecting the drives and then connect the drive holding the os only ...then in turn connect the slave drives. As you still have one drive that you did not disable,try making this master once the other two are disconnected.Then hopefully you may be able to enable the other two in turn.
Further to skidzys idea if that doesn't work. You could disconnect the drives, restart without them connected, then restart again and try going into BIOS and get the BIOS to autodetect them and see if they will reload themselves. Might not but worth a try.