HardDrive Filter: WinXP Super-Allergic to my drive?
August 16, 2005 5:11 PM Subscribe
HardDrive Allergy?: My (non-primary) SATA drive one day suddenly made my PC reboot...
posted by parma to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
Now, with it unplugged, the PC will boot up fine on my IDE HD (WinXP Pro). But by simply plugging it in, windows will consistently only start to load, then bring up a blue screen with errors (for .00001 of a second or so), and reboot itself.
1) Safe mode (same result)
2) SATA on someone else's PC (did the exact same thing to their PC!?)
3) Knoppix and Bart's Ultimate Boot CD (the SATA would not show up at all when booting those - maybe because I did not get the SATA drivers going right - though Lord knows I tried)
4) Hot-swapping after Windows loaded (drive showed up, but then when trying to open it Windows rebooted).
Can WinXP be so "allergic" to a non-primary HD?
I just want to get data off of there, and I have come to terms with the fact that I may have lost it all (though I only bought the Maxtor drive recently). I just found this all strange. I also don't have the budget to send it to data recovery, nor would I want my credit card/personal info, etc. taking that route.
Could WinXP be that super-allergic to my drive? Can I get windows or some sort of software to somehow read it – or so I can see if anything is salvageable?