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Stuck;Loading personal settings,Win Cd boot HD not found

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  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
February 13, 2008 2:04:27 PM


I am having a major problem logging into windows. When I get to the log on screen, and click my user name (the only one available) it gets stuck on "loading personal settings".

My first reaction was to boot from CD, at which point I could not get my USB keyboard to work during the boot which made it impossible to "hit any key to boot from CD", so I fixed that by plugging the keyboard into the default keyboard port with an adaptor.

When I managed to boot from CD, I tried to do a repair install and got the message "Setup cannot find Hard disks bla bla cannot continue, windows will restart".

I have 2 hard drives in raid 0.


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February 13, 2008 2:22:06 PM

Do you have RAID drivers installed? Verify that your BIOS correctly recognizes the drivers.

Also, what happens when you try to logon with "Last Good Known Configuration..." or "Safe Mode"?
February 13, 2008 2:47:48 PM

I am not getting the option to boot in safe mode anymore, windows boots to the login screen and then I am stuck.
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February 13, 2008 5:36:53 PM

Hit F5, F1, F8 or F2 on boot. That should force it into the boot selection menu. (I'm pretty sure it defaults to F5 on most systems)
October 10, 2011 7:29:18 PM

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