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PC will not boot after BSD
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Posted October 13, 2011 at 10:22PM
My self bukt PC has two SATA HHDs and 1 SATA DVD RW drive + 1 IDE DVD RW drive. Suffered a BDS today follwoing which I cannot boot into Windows XP SP3. Normal boot and using last successful boot just continually wraps during the first screen (and the hhd light comes on strongly for half a second, then goes permanently off then suddenly comes on again more weakly); any form of safe mode stops as it lists the driver hotcore3.sys (and the hhd light is is the same); attempting a reinstallation of Windows using either DVD just continually shows 'Setup is starting Windows' (and the hhd light is is the same). To make matters worse, I have a bootable Acronis Trus Image backup of my system but this reoirets that it cannot see either HHD, once again whichever DVD drive I use
On boot-up the BIOS reports both HDDs as S.M.A.R.T. Capable and Status OK
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Posted October 17, 2011 at 12:51PM
No this was a regular dimming indicating breaks in the HHD read/write actions, but thank you.
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