SATA boot & partition issues

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Hi there,

I wonder if anyone has come across this scenario?

I have an XP Professional installation last week when I switched my pc on it
would not boot properly either normally or in Safe mode it got stuck in a
loop and kept on rebooting itself. I tried recovery console but it would not
let me access the installation. I tried the repair option but again the
previous installation was undetected. I had a spare IDE drive to hand so I
removed the SATA drive on which the original installation resided and
installed a fresh copy of windows. Now when re-connect the original SATA
drive the system boots but very slowly but does not let me access the SATA
drive even though it is detected in the BIOS. Gdisk detects the partitions
but flags them as unknown.
Is there any way I can access this drive so I can recover my files and
copy them onto the new installation.

Your help would be much appreciated

Thanks
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Install the sata controller driver.

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    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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    "storm warden" wrote:
    | Hi there,
    |
    | I wonder if anyone has come across this scenario?
    |
    | I have an XP Professional installation last week when I switched my pc on
    it
    | would not boot properly either normally or in Safe mode it got stuck in a
    | loop and kept on rebooting itself. I tried recovery console but it would
    not
    | let me access the installation. I tried the repair option but again the
    | previous installation was undetected. I had a spare IDE drive to hand so I
    | removed the SATA drive on which the original installation resided and
    | installed a fresh copy of windows. Now when re-connect the original SATA
    | drive the system boots but very slowly but does not let me access the SATA
    | drive even though it is detected in the BIOS. Gdisk detects the partitions
    | but flags them as unknown.
    | Is there any way I can access this drive so I can recover my files and
    | copy them onto the new installation.
    |
    | Your help would be much appreciated
    |
    | Thanks
    |
    |
    |
    |
    |
    |
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    To access windows cd you need to press F6 when prompted,have the drivers
    for the SATA controller on a floppy,follow the instructions,the board should
    have come with this floppy.Also,if you think the SATA drive is
    corrupted,all drive
    mfgs have a DOS utility you can run to chk the drive,RAID sets wont run in
    this utility you need to physically unplug one,test one,then the
    other.After replug
    in both,RAID set is still ok to function.

    "storm warden" wrote:

    > Hi there,
    >
    > I wonder if anyone has come across this scenario?
    >
    > I have an XP Professional installation last week when I switched my pc on it
    > would not boot properly either normally or in Safe mode it got stuck in a
    > loop and kept on rebooting itself. I tried recovery console but it would not
    > let me access the installation. I tried the repair option but again the
    > previous installation was undetected. I had a spare IDE drive to hand so I
    > removed the SATA drive on which the original installation resided and
    > installed a fresh copy of windows. Now when re-connect the original SATA
    > drive the system boots but very slowly but does not let me access the SATA
    > drive even though it is detected in the BIOS. Gdisk detects the partitions
    > but flags them as unknown.
    > Is there any way I can access this drive so I can recover my files and
    > copy them onto the new installation.
    >
    > Your help would be much appreciated
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
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