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OpenBSD not booting from HDD on Drive Bay

Q: OpenBSD not booting from HDD on Drive Bay

Hi, My Lenovo is a T430s. I have a HDD on the Drive Bay. I made an Open BSD 6.4 fresh install from a USB stick to the bay disk (which is sd1). The installation went flawless and on reboot the system just hangs and there's no error on the screen (just a black screen). I made several attemps and installed again but it hangs everytime. There are no erros showing during the process. I wonder if any user runs OpenBSD from the drive bay and which version. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!

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Hello,i want to set up a vpn(netwotk to network) between 2 obsd boxes over wireless conectivity(ad-hoc).

For layer 3 security vpn/ipsec/x509 will be used.

Is this enough ?

Are there any security implementations about layer 2 ?

Wep is vulnarable so i don't want to use it,what about wep with key rotation?

Is wpa supported in openbsd ?

Thanx.
 

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I was wondering what games can be played on Linux/BSD? I have an older box, now dont laugh, AMDK6500, 512 m with a hot video card and sound card. I want to get winderz off of it and run a version of linux instead, and mainly use it for games. I love Unreal Tounament, and would like to be able to play that, as well as the older DOOM games. I know DOOM3 will not run on this box, it barely runs on my high end VAIO laptop. So what is out there, and what do I need to do to get them working. For OpenBSD I was some PKG tarz for Quake, but not sure what those are all about.

Thanks
 

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I've used dell optiplex computers for years to run openbsd. When usb 3.0 support was added to the 7010 3010 and 3020 lines and the xhci driver was added to openbsd, the systems would no longer boot. They hang after loading the driver  if anything is plugged into the usb bus. If nothing is plugged in, the machine will boot but the bus is dead. These systems use the Intel 7 or 8 chipset set for managing the usb bus. The only way to use openbsd on Dell systems now is to disable the xhci driver and let it by default load the ehci driver.
I have tried disabling usb 3 support and using legacy support in the bios but that doesn't fix the problem.
I have been in touch with the openbsd developer responsible for the xhci driver and he believes the problem is in the Dell bios. 
To test this theory, I booted openbsd on an HP compaq Deskpro 6300 which uses the intel 7 usb chip set and an HP Compaq Desktop 600 which uses the Intel 8 usb chip set. Both these computers handled openbsd xhci without a problem. The problem doesn't appear to be with the Intel chipset.
It would seem the developer is correct, there is something going on in the Dell bios that is fouling things up. I have ensured all the Dell test machines have the latest available Bios in them.
Can anyone at Dell involved in bios support please run a test of openbsd 5.9 and see if they can figure out where the problem lies. Sure would be nice if the bios could be fixed.
Thank you

A:dell bios and usb 3.0 problem Openbsd

Dell doesn't support every distribution under the sun.   They support UBUNTU and Redhat. So unless the "problem" can be clarified to exactly what is wrong there wont be a bios fix or any other support.
http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/catalog/component/pci/8086:8c31/
 
http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/hardware/201308-14158/
 
 http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/hardware/201308-14158/components/
 
Open BSD Developers have "issues" with XHCI
http://www.openbsd.org/want.html
 The driver did not exist until 5.6 and 5.9 is the current version of Open BSD.  There is no such thing as one size fits all all versions.
In short OPEN BSD is not supported here.
Specific devices and equipment needed by our developers

Machines with non-working xhci(4) "Intel 7 Series xHCI" and "Intel 8 Series xHCI" USB3 controllers (e.g. Dell Optiplex 3020 or 7010) are needed in Aachen, Germany. The xhci driver was written by Martin Pieucho Contact  mpi  AT openbsd.org.

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Hi there,

From my out-of-work PC 800 Scaleo Fujitsu-Siemens (Motherboard/RIMM RAM issues) I have its 60GB HD connected as Drive G:\ via 3.5" External Drive Enclosure to laptop VAIO VGN-FS285M.

My question:

I) Is it possible to have the content of drive G:\ either downloaded\transferred into VAIO Drive D:\ (43GB) currently almost empty and operate this HD in a dual booting system with VAIO Drive C:\ or

II) leaving all the folders as they are as drive G:\ but being able to select this drive as alternative to drive c:\ ??

In other words, when booting VAIO before going straight into Windows XP I'd like to have the black screen offering me the OS selection.

I understand that switching from one OS into another without first logging out and in again could also be possible. In this case both OS's are Windows XP Home Edition+SP2 +all updates.

Any conclusive help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much!
 

A:Solved: External Drive WXP onto VAIO drive D:\ as dual booting system or...

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Hi there,

From my out-of-work PC 800 Scaleo Fujitsu-Siemens (Motherboard/RIMM RAM issues not yet sorted out) I have occasionally to retrieve files from its 60GB HD connected as Drive G:\ via 3.5" External Drive Enclosure to laptop VAIO VGN-FS285M.

My question:

I) Is it possible to have the full content of this external drive as G:\ either downloaded\transferred into VAIO Drive D:\ (43GB) currently almost empty and operate this HD in a dual booting system with VAIO Drive C:\ or

II) leaving all the folders as they are as drive G:\ but being able to select this drive as alternative to drive C:\ ?

In other words, when booting VAIO before going straight into Windows XP I'd like to have the black screen offering me the OS selection.

I understand that switching from one OS into another without first logging out and in again could also be possible. In this case both OS's are Windows XP Home Edition+SP2 +all updates.

Any conclusive help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much!

A:(Resolved) External Drive WXP onto VAIO drive D:\ as dual booting system or...

The XP license for the Siemens is not transferable (OEM versions cannot be transferred).

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My computer is old (but I love it). And recently I hear funny clicking noises from my C drive and it cannot always be accessed. I have win2k installed on drive C and winxp on another physical hard drive D. I am using only winxp on D.

If tomorrow my C drive is dead, will I still be able to boot xp on drive D? I read that the boot file is always on C. So if that is a problem, how can I fix it before C dies?
 

A:Solved: Old C drive might die any moment, will it affect booting winxp on D drive?

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After I once attached another hard drive, containing another install of windows 7, and (accidentally!) booted from it, I cannot boot from my original drive. Even though I have now disconnected the other drive, every time I try to boot from my original drive, it fails, and I see:






Quote:
Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Bot device and press a key


How can I get my computer to boot off of my original drive? And why would once booting from another drive screw up my original drive??

Also, if it's of any use / help - my new motherboard is a UEFI-enabled one, an ASUS Z77 Sabertooth...

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For some background - I purchased a new motherboard recently, and decided to just install a fresh copy of windows 7 when I did so. I purchased and installed to a new hard drive... everything was working fine - it was booting, starting up, etc. Then, I decided I wanted to grab some files off of my old drive - so I shut the computer down, hooked it up using an enclosure + an esata cable, then restarted... on startup, it recognized my old (now external) drive, and booted off of that. I then restarted my computer, checked the boot options, and set it so it SHOULD boot off my new (internal)... but it still booted off my old (external) drive. Finally, I disconnected my old (external) drive completely... and that brings us to where I began: with my new (internal) drive completely unable to boot.

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A:Can't Boot from orig. drive after attaching/booting from other drive

Ok, I guess I solved my own problem... going to post in case anybody else has a similar issue...

I got it to boot by setting the boot priority of the "Windows Boot Manager" BEFORE the priority of my DVD-drive. I guess I'll have to manually go into my BIOS to change the settings every time I want to boot of a CD/DVD. Annoying... but it works, I guess...

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Hope you guys can help...to make a long story short. I had a failure to my system drive (was my fault). Anyhow the drive was still under warranty so I did an RMA with WD. While waiting for my replacement drive, I reinstalled Win7 to another HD and it is now my system drive. Now that my replacement drive have arrived, I image the other HD and restore to the replacement HD. My question is, how can I have it boot from the replacement HD?

What I did was mark the old HD as inactive and marked the replacement as active but when I boot up, it tells me it cannot find a boot device.

Any suggestions is appreciated.

A:Booting from another drive

Hello speederd, welcome to Seven Forums!





You will need to do a startup repair up to 3 separate times with system restarts between each repair to write new boot files to the new Windows on the new HDD; have a look at the tutorial at the link below for the relevant links and some info.
Be sure to post back with an update.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times to Repair Boot Issues

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How can I boot from an external dvd drive? My internal drive cd/dvd and floppy in my lap top has expired so I purchased a hpdvd740.
 

A:booting from dvd drive

The computer has to support booting from an external drive. Newer computers might support booting from a USB drive, but not all of them do. Go into the BIOS and look for such an option. If one doesn't exist, then you can't boot from it.
 

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Hi! I am still finding problems with my first build.I sorted my earlier problem which was wrong memory now My pc has booted enough for me to install win xp and works fine until I shut down and then it will only reboot with the cd in the drive and boots up after saying, press any key to boot from cd.I dont press any key and it reboots ok.The bios recognise the drive and the order of boot is removable/cd rom/dard disk. Please be patient with me i am learning.Dallond
 

A:not booting from hdd only from dvd/cd drive

You need to go into the BIOS and set the 1st boot device as the floppy or HD0(hard drive 0). The setting should be under Advanced or Boot.
 

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I have two DVD Drives, I changed to BIOS to boot from either one of them, but for some reason the green light turns on on them when I boot, then the computer just bypass them without the CD/DVD booting.
I need to Repair Windows Vista and I can't repair it from Safe Mode, only do a clean installation, which I don't want to do.
Any ideas what's going on?
Thanks
 

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Hi. I was following the instructions to boot my malware infected desktop from a USB drive. (Windows XP). Under "USB Boot Options" I can"t enter choice number 1. What can I do. Hopefully something. Thanks. Willlig. There is a beeping that is coming from the computer when I try any key at this pointin the process. It seems like my keyboard is locked for most keys. Cursor is flashing.

A:booting from usb drive

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Can you tell me please in exactly how I boot from the dvd drive? Thank you. Nigel

A:Booting from DVD drive

I take it you are building a new computer and you are installing Windows???

Go into your BIOS and have a search in there, you will come across it with a bit of common sense, change it from Hard Drive to DVD-ROM.

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In order to be able to Boot from a flash drive , I understand this ability must be enabled in ones system .

I have a desktop and a new laptop in neither of which do I see this choice .

I presume this is a choice originally installed on the m/b and it would not , therefore , be possible to use software to enable it ?

Is that a correct assumption ?

A:Booting Win 7 from USB flash drive ?

If the flash drive itself was bootable, then all you would have to do is set the BIOS to boot from it, or select it from a boot menu, as some systems have by hitting F12, etc.

That being said, you can boot Windows 7's installer from a flash drive, but you can't boot a working, installed version of Windows 7 from a USB device.

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OK, ive heard this is possible with a certain free utility, opensource maybe...but i fail to find it. From what I know it reads iso files but im not sure. Please post any programs you know of that do this with links, plsthnx

A:Booting a cd off of a hard drive...

Hi Grao....

Alcohol 120% is my virtual drive software of choice but other programs such as Nero and Daemon Tools can do this too :)

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I'm having a problem with a laptop that will not boot up.

Lenovo 3000 C100
Windows XP Home

After powering it it up it seems like it does not recognize that the hard drive is there so XP does not boot. No error message. It brings up a Boot Device menu screen with the options to boot from Floppy (does not have one), HardDisk (does not work), CD-ROM or PXE. Choosing HardDisk does not work.

In the BIOS screen the hard disk has the status: "Disable" and there does not seem to be a way to change that. In the BIOS boot sequence the hard disk appears as it should. I've tried reordering the sequence but it makes no difference.

So it may sounds like the hard drive is bad BUT, here is the big BUT...

...Using a freeware bootable CD ROM (BartPE) I am actually able to see all my data is still on the hard drive. I can navigate around the drive and things look fine. This is very encouraging but I can't figure out what to do next.

The laptop came preloaded with Win XP and did not come with installation/repair CDs so don't have one. The user manual explains how to run the recovery program off the hard drive by pressing the LenovoCare button during startup but this does not work (I would guess because the HD is not found).

I am wondering even if I decided to try to acquire disks to reinstall the OS if that would fix this problem. Or is it something else like the hardware or BIOS etc. Doesn't seem like hardware since I can see the hardrive with that bo... Read more

A:Not booting from hard drive

In the BIOS screen the hard disk has the status: "Disable" Click to expand...

are you in an information page - do you need to goto the advanced settings to change it
can you change to autodetect ?
 

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I have 3 hd's in my system right now. My boot drive is a 36gig SATA drive. And the other two are IDE. Currently i am using a PCI controller card for the two IDE drives. However, if I try to simply plug the IDE cable directly into the mobo my system will not boot. I have set the boot priority in the BIOS. The PC post's like normal but when the XP boot screen normally shows up i get nothing but a blank screen. Any ideas?
EDIT: I have an ABIT IC7 motherboard. My boot drive is the SATA drive. The other two drives dont have any OS files on them. They are simply connected master and slave through the IDE connection on the MB.
 

A:Booting to SATA drive

Without specifics about the MB, it's hard to even guess. On the SATA systems I've seen, the proper settings in the BIOS were all that was required.
 

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Hello all !!
I am trying to install a Linux OS and my DVD rom is not working. can anyone tell me how can I boot the computer from external DVD drive ???? coz there is no any option to boot from external CD drive..
thnx and regards

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I've recently bought an Acer Aspire One for use outside my home, since I'm considering getting a job which would require me to move around a lot. It came installed with Linpus Lite, and, like most netbooks, no optical drive. Therefore, I bought a USB CD drive to boot Windows with, but that is proving fruitless.

The BIOS has both the options in the boot order for a USB FDD, HDD, and a CD-ROM drive. I set the USB CD-ROM to the top of the boot order, but that didn't work. There is also an option to press F12 to boot from a device, but that just got weirder. When I go into that, the only device it talks about other than the internals is a USB HDD, which I assumed to be the USB CD-ROM drive, pressing enter did nothing. So I went back into the BIOS, selected the USB HDD to be at the top of the boot order, but it still doesn't boot.

Any ideas?

EDIT: Oh, and for the record I do have an SD card reader built in to my computer, I assume it would not be possible to make such a disk bootable, though. (If I'm wrong, please tell me!)
 

A:Booting from external CD drive

Are you sure the drive is bootable? Does it have a boot sector?

Any OS will run painfully slow from USB.
 

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I hope someone helps me here. I booted into DOS with a Windows 98 boot disk and also with a Win XP one. There are two partitions of the hard drive C and D, when I bring the prompt into the C drive (C:>) and I hit "dir" command, the contents of D are shown.

Please help me overcome this situation.
 

A:Windows XP cannot see the C drive while booting in DOS

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I just installed a new Maxtor 500 GB hard drive to replace my older 300 GB. Want the 300 to be an additional drive
I thought I did everything ok.
Maxtor software cloned successfully.
Jumper settings are Master for the new drive, no jumper per Maxtor for slave (old) Cable is connected with the end of the cable to Master and middle to slave

Cable select wouldn't allow me to boot
Bios recognizes the new drive as primary Master and the old as primary slave. DVD rom is secondary master

However, the computer boots to the old drive and My Computer has that one as the C and the new one as E
Using XP Pro SP2
Belarc adviser calls the 500 drive (0) and the old one as drive (1)

The boot sequence is floppy, dvd rom and hard drive

Both drives are IDE

Also, when I restart, I get a "Disk boot error. Press any key". It then boots properly but to the wrong hard drive, the old one

I tried removing cables and power to the old drive but it wouldn't boot at all

I was looking at some other posts and found this

"Right-click on My Computer and select Manage, then click on Disk Management on the left side almost at the bottom."

When I do that, the top right window has both drives listed with the old drive (c) as "System" under status and the new one as "Active"

The bottom right window has the new drive "E" as disk 0 and "C" as 1

How can I get the new drive to be c and boot to that?

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A:Booting to wrong drive

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I spilled coffee on my T430.  Rather than upgrading my computer I purchased a stripped down reconditioned T430 planning to move my drives and RAM to the new machine.  The SSD drive boots perfectly without the HDD drive installed.  But once I install the HDD drive it returns a MBR Error on boot.  I've set the SSD to be the priority boot drive in the Bios.  If I use the F12 boot option on start up, I can choose the SSD drive and it boots correctly with the HDD drive installed.  There must be another setting which needs to be changed but I can't find it.  Can anyone help?

A:Booting from the SSD drive with 2nd HDD installed

Bummer about the coffee. This may help or not, but when I first got my t530 (a month or 2 ago) and tried to boot from a USB while I had a second HD which happened to have GRUB on it (don't ask) , I felt that F12 was not showing me the USB3 stick, until I realized it was in fact showing it to me but as a blank line since it didn't see a mfgr # on it, so selecting the blank line allowed me to boot the USB. Of course make sure you have the latest BIOS on there. I had to do that first.  I hope you can suss it - I love these laptops!!!  (I run BIOS/MBR)(dual boot win7:64bit,win10:64bit)





_________________________________________________________ThinkPad T530-2394-3J8, i5-3380M 2.9GHz, Dual boot (BIOS/MBR): Win10 Pro x64 1803 / Win7 Pro x64 . 8GB(15GB/s), Sammy 250GB SSD. Fast!_____

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I have a Dell XPS with Vista Home Premium PS1 installed. I have an external harddrive from my old HP with XP installed. I want to boot from the external drive to use XP when necessary and avoid downgrading the XPS.

When I change the boot order my computer tries to boot from the backup partition on the external drive. How can I get it to boot from the system partition? I tried changing the drive letters but that didn't help.

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When I am installing Windows (XP or 7), I first set the computer's CMOS to "Boot from CD ROM" first.
Then I put the factory CD or DVD into the drive.
Then I turn the machine on. After POST,
I see the message "Press any key to boot from CD" and it continues.
OK - that's normal

Now - let's do this:
I copy the image of the bootable CD onto a flash drive.
I then set the computer to "Boot from USB Flash drive" first.
I install the flash drive.
I turn the machine on.
I never see the message "Press any key to boot from CD".

The computer's BIOS has several choices of "boot from flash drive"
Which one do I choose?
Question: Do I have to format the flash as a bootable?
Is a simple "copy all" from a factory installation disk sufficient?
Should I use a "clone' program to prepare the flash drive?
 

A:Booting from a USB Jump drive.

hiya,please read this,
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...0YHoCQ&usg=AFQjCNGPN-_WUkXfmNpPiOQgFPJVrdU5Vw
 

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I'm hoping somebody can help me with this problem.

I have a Dell latitude laptop P3 700 that was a hand me down from a friend. It does not have an internal cd drive or floppy.It is currenlty running Win XP SP2.
When it boots up it asks me if I want to boot up into XP or a previous operating system. When I boot up into XP It works no problem so It's not a major problem, but if I want to boot from an external CD drive it does not work. I Have tried going into the BIOS but the only option I get to boot up from is the hard drive or
removable media. When I choose removable media it does not boot up from the external either. It has 1 USB port which is USB 1 so I bought a PCMCIA card with 2 USB 2
ports. I plugged the external cd drive in and then tried to boot from the external but still no joy.

I thought that maybe an update of the BIOS might work as in the BIOS there is nothing related to the USB port, but I have read that on order to update the BIOS I need to boot from a floppy or external drive and i'm not even sure if updating the BIOS would work anyway.

Although there is no problem booting into XP, If at anytime I wish to format my hard drive I think I might run into a problem.

When choosing to boot from a previous operating system, the windows 98 screen comes up then i'm left with a command prompt.

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A:Booting from external CD drive

why doesn't it have a CD or floppy drive... how was XP installed on it with no CD drive?

an external parralell floppy may work, but what good would it do? you could format the drive but you still have no CD drive to install the OS from (your external doesn't work at boot up, it only works once the OS is loaded right??)
 

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So, I've been searching for this answer for a while now, and I have not yet gotten a solid answer. Here's my issue. I have an older Fujitsu touchscreen netbook and it has only two boot options in the Bios. 1. Floppy 2. Hard drive. It also has no internal optical drive. I'm aware of the fact that I can create boot floppies and Windows supported this way of booting up to Windows XP. My question though, I want to put an operating system on it, how can I boot from and External cd/dvd drive? Plenty of info is available to people who want to create a .iso and put that on a USB flashdrive, but I want to boot from an external USB cd/dvd rom drive. Is this Possible?? I've tried plopt boot manager, and it doesn't support my external rom drive, it recognized that there was a device plugged into the USB, but I believe it was the same issue, thinking it was a flashdrive. Also, If I have an operating already installed, ie. Win XP, my understanding is that because the bios hands over operation to XP before support drivers for external USB devices are loaded, this wouldn't help me, correct? In other words, just because I already have an OS on the computer, doesn't make any difference...right? Thankyou for your time.
-john
 

A:Booting from External USB cd/dvd rom drive

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Hey, is it possible to somehow install XP on my USB external hardrive and boot up my crippled system from there?

Thanks!

A:Booting XP from external drive??

please take a look at this page here as it gives a lot of detail. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/244067-32-installing-external-hard-disk-enclosure

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My hdd suddenly failed on me and i couldn`t boot from it or re-install windows so i booted an Ubuntu cd from my cd/dvd drive and ran a couple of tests on my hdd and they all came up that my hdd had failed.
So i decided to run Ubuntu from live cd but when i put the cd in the laptop it now will not boot from the cd/dvd drive even though it was doing so a few minutes previous.
What could have happened to cause this?
 

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I have two old windows 98 pcs exactly the same(500MHz Intel celeron 64Mb ram), except i put an extra 64mb ram in one of them so its now 128mb. I used an old harddrive 6GB to install XP home edition on. It was connected to the 128MB machine through IDE. the install was successful and worked fine (slowly). I then took the harddrive out and put it into the 64MB system.

The 64MB system doesnt boot XP properly, It gets to a black screen for about 10 seconds, then in a split second the XP bootscreen shows, then instantly a bluescreen of death for another splitsecond then the whole computer reboots and then when it gets to the XP boot process. It works fine on the other system. ty.
 

A:Booting Windows XP drive on old PC

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For years I?ve used Clonezilla on external drives to create and manipulate drive image backups like this: First, using Gparted I make two partitions on an external drive, first partition 300MB fat32 for Clonezilla live boot, and the balance ntsf partition
to store the images.   Next I use Tuxboot to install Clonezilla onto the fat32 partition.  Then I restart the pc and boot to the Clonezilla partition and make a drive image of whatever other drive and store it on the ntsf partition; or I restore
an image from the ntsf partition to whatever drive.   I regularly do this on various Windows pcs -  XP, Vista, Win7, Win8, win8.1 Win10.   I bought a WD My Passport 2 TB drive and everything goes OK but it will not boot to Clonezilla
connected to any usb on any pc as my other external drives faithfully do.   The only response is that no os was found.   I?ve reformatted and reinstalled various Clonezilla versions.   I ran WD diagnostics.   I?ve used
different cables.
 So how do I solve this?
Please help me get to the correct forum, thanks

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Hi:

Unbeknownst to me, my computer has a boot drive and a system drive, instead of the normal situation where they are both the same drive (my friend installed it for me way back). What I mean is that my boot files (i.e. ntldr, boot.ini, ntdetect.com, io.sys, etc.) are all on my C drive (IDE), while my system files (i.e. the actual Windows XP) are on my E drive (SATA). So how it has worked so far is that my BIOS has the C drive listed as the first boot device. However, I would like to change it so that I can boot from the E drive directly. I want to make this change just to make my system a bit "cleaner", but also I ran into some problems trying to dual-boot with Ubuntu because of it.

What I have tried to do is this: make the E drive an active partition (it only has 1 partition, so I guess I am making the whole drive "active"), and copy over all the boot files I found on C onto E. However, I am now getting the "missing hal.dll" error message if I set the E drive as the first boot device in the BIOS (changing it back to the C drive as I had originally still works).

Does anyone know what I am doing wrong, or is my goal impossible?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Booting From New Drive (Windows XP)

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BOOTING windows xp FROM USB PEN drive...!!!

Hi gurus and dear friends,

I had this question in my mind form last so so many days...

Q1. Can we boot our desktop or laptop computer from USB Pen drive of say 512 MB or 1 GB...?????

Q2. If yes can we use installed programs and applications on hard disk of our desktop or laptop after booting from pen drive...????? Also how do we prepare pen drive so that its bootable...????

Q3. In case of laptop is it possible that through EXTERNAL hard disk (which has SAY windows xp installed meaning thereby that such external hard disk is bootable) connected to laptop via USB port be used to boot laptop instead of laptop's internal hard disk being used for booting...???????

Q4. A computer (be it laptop or desktop) say

a. has two partition C: and D:.
b. Say the OS windows xp is loaded / installed on both partitions.
c. say now that yahoo messenger is installed on c: only...

Now can I access yahoo messenger program if i boot from D:...??????????????

What if C: has data instead of installed yahoo mess prog...IN that case can i access such data on C: if i boot from D:...????????????????????
Please take your time and then reply only if you are sure as I am myself a lot confused about all four questions raised above....so please take your time and then only reply...

I know the above four questions are NOT easy to answer and only a geek would be in the best position to answer this as normal general users like me normally feel lost....

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A:BOOTING windows xp FROM USB PEN drive...!!!

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I'm trying to fix up a Pavilion DV2700 for somebody that I bought on eBay (OK, for $1) without a hard drive.  I can put in a hard drive with an operating system installed (OpenBSD) and it boots and runs.  I can't make it boot from the CD/DVD drive so I can do an installation onto a new hard drive.  I've got the CD-ROM boot enabled and moved the CD/DVD to the top of the boot order list.  At most the LED on the CD drive blinks and it makes a few sounds, but nothing else.  I bought a used/tested CD drive on eBay when I had this problem with the first one, but both act the same way. I've done this with 4 Dell laptops, it's the way I've gotten laptops for 15 years.  I've never used an HP before, not sure what magic might be needed. I did look at this similar post but it didn't help:http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/HP-Pavillon-dv2700-will-not-boot/m-p/649823/hi... I could post an OpenBSD dmesg but it probably wouldn't mean much to most people.  The only odd thing I see in it is:pciide0: channel 0 disabled (no drives)This looks normal:pciide1 at pci0 dev 9 function 0 "NVIDIA MCP67 SATA" rev 0xa2: DMA I've tried 3 different bootable CDs in 2 drives and nothing boots.  But it boots from a hard drive.  

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Hi guys recently my PC has only been booting one of two hard drives in my PC the one that has my Windows on it and I'm not sure how to boot the other one I came across a boot menu and the second hard drive does show up but it tells me only to select one or something I'm not sure how to get back to this startup boot menu and boot both. When I go to ''My Computer'' it only shows one drive my C: drive but there should be my F: drive as well. Please help thank you
 

A:PC only booting one hard drive?

Technically, you boot only the Windows drive C: . But you should be able to see your other drive listed as well in File Explorer. Right click on This PC and choose Manage. Then click on Disk Management. See what happened to the F drive.
 

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My father in law got yet again another virus off of facebook. I told him to shut it down I would look at it in the morning. From what I heard it was the kind that acted like an antivirus program and tried to make him buy it. Well this morning when I booted the pc up a white bar just flickers in the top left hand corner and thats all that it does. A couple years ago I put a new hard drive in as a spare and it was formatted for windows xp like this one is. I booted too it install malware bytes and ran a full scan on both ahrd drives there was 10 instances of infection cleaned them up rebooted computer still same problem. DO you guys know a way to fix it I dont really want to reformar his c drive that has all his info in it thats not backed up. Also when i push recovery it gives me the same blinking white bar. Also when I boot to the other disc drive and windows xp loads it still reads both hard drives and both recovery drives.

A:Had virus C drive not booting

Can't you backup his files with the XP system and then reinstall the system? With that much infection history that is probably the fastest fix. Someone who visits shady sites (and facebook is shady), should make a system image every day so that he can get out of a predicament like this in 20 minutes.

Maybe you want to set this up for him and set an automatic schedule each day or every second day or whatever. I would image to an external disk, but the XP disk may have enough room for it too. Here is one option to do free imaging easily: Imaging with free Macrium

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My computer yesterday was an XP machine with one hard drive. I wanted to test Windows 7 but I was afraid I would screw something up with my XP drive in the process. We'll call this Drive A.

Yesterday I bought a new hard drive, Drive B. I downloaded the Windows 7 ISO, got some drivers, and turned off my computer. I physically removed Drive A from the computer and put Drive B in. I started the computer and put the DVD in. Setup was fine, I had some trouble with getting the onboard NIC to work but I was able to overcome.

Now I needed to get back into my XP install to get some stuff done (play video games). I shut my computer down, pulled out Drive B, put Drive A back in and booted up. But I got a boot error message, and it looks like it's a Windows 7 Boot error message. How can this be if I removed the hard drive.

0xc000000e
The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible

It's almost as if my computer is trying to boot to Windows 7 even though I removed the hard drive containing the operating system. How do I get into my XP system? The drive is fine, I connected it as a slave and I can access the files on there. I'm guess Windows 7 makes some kind of change on the motherboard that forces it to boot to 7?

Thanks for any help!

A:Booting to another hard drive

sounds in deed very strange, there is no way windows can write a boot loader in a bios-based machine.

are you really sure, that this was a win7 message? AFAIK this message is the same in XP, so it might be a misunderstanding.

Did you put the drive to the same connector? (e.g. sata1 or ata1) as before?

another thing came in my mind: was or is a memory stick connected to your machine?

If you have really a win7 message, there might be a rare chance, that the win installer had put something to the stick, what means your computer try to boot from this stick.

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Hello,
Yesterday i added my mates hard drive in my PC via SATA, i then installed windows 7 on it for him.
So i had 2 hard drives with windows 7 on.
I then took out his hard drive and rebooted my PC, When i start to load, it says missing or corrupt files (It's looking for his hard drive) How do i make it look for mine instead of his?

It comes up with look a dual boot option saying
Windows 7
Windows 7, although the top one is corrupt as the hard drive isn't there.

Thankyou
Matt

A:Hard drive Booting

This is what you need to change it back to the win7 on your other drive... Download EasyBCD 2.1 - NeoSmart Technologies

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Alright, lets see if I cant explain this clearly.

I have a 3 yrd old Toshiba laptop that is running windows XP. I got a new computer about a year ago and the Toshiba has been basically dormant. It started really getting bogged down with small viruses and other knick-knacks. So I plan on giving it to a cousin of mine but want to get all those cobwebs out of there...but there's a problem. I have an external cd drive.

My original internal CD drive was damaged in a fall and had to be taken out. So I got an external Iomega CD-RW drive. Is there anyway possible to reboot/reformat windows on my PC with an external drive? Wont the computer not recognize my drive once its wiped the slate clean? I need help! Please, Im rather desperate! Thanks.
 

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i have a laptop without cd or floppy drive .i want install xp on it.is it possible to copy xp cd in flash drive and boot from flash in laptop and install windows?please rep me im in great tension...........

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http://www.cnet.com.au/software/oper...9271777,00.htm

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how do you boot from usb hard disk with windows xp

A:booting from usb hard drive

The system must support booting from a USB drive, not all systems can. If you have a boot menu you can access usually by press F10, F11, or F12 you should be able to select the USB drive if the system supports it. You can also check in the BIOS to see if it is an option.

Without knowing the make and model of the system it's difficult to give more specific direction.

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Does anyone know if it is possible to boot from an external USB optical drive?

A:booting from external drive

Hi there.

You CAN BOOT from a USB device if the computer BIOS supports it but note :


You can't boot a Windows OS yet .

For other OS'es you CAN boot from a USB stick or drive if the machine BIOS supports it.
Insert your USB drive / stick into the computer and go to the BIOS menu via setup when you power on the machine.

You can use a Bartpe system or equivalent but for a genuine full windows it isn't possible yet to boot into a windows system yet (at least not outside MS's own labs - and even INSIDE those I'm not sure.

The only "half way" measure is to have a small bootable LINUX system - these DO boot from USB sticks etc etc which will then automatically start up a Windows Virtual machine.

That's about the best you can do -- and its not such a bad idea either.

32 GB USB sticks are available so no prob in creating a Windows 7 x-64 virtual machine on the same stick as you boot the Linux system from.

I take a small 320GB USB "Passport" drive to work for messing around with w2K3 or W2k8 servers at times without having to change anything on an existing OS. The disk boots nicely (SUSE Linux 11.1) and starts vmware server to launch the windows virtual machines.



Cheers
jimbo

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I've ghosted my entire system across to another hard drive with the intention of using it as a back-up in a critical situation. Everything seems to have successfully been replicated on the 2nd drive, however if I attempt to boot up from the other drive (after unplugging the main drive), it only boots up part-way till it gets to the blue window with the windows logo and then freezes. For some reason it won't go any further. (The drive light on the front of the base unit pulses). I've set the BIOS so the 2nd drive is the 1st boot device, but it won't perform correctly.
Any ideas? Feedback on this will be much appreciated.

A:booting from a 2nd hard drive

How is the jumper set on the second hard drive? I'm guessing it doesn't matter since you are able to get to the Windows logo but it wouldn't hurt to check. My suggestion would be to make sure the second hard drive is setup as primary master.

Lydokane

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BOOTING windows xp FROM USB PEN drive...!!!

Hi gurus and dear friends,

I had this question in my mind form last so so many days...

Q1. Can we boot our desktop or laptop computer from USB Pen drive of say 512 MB or 1 GB...?????

Q2. If yes can we use installed programs and applications on hard disk of our desktop or laptop after booting from pen drive...????? Also how do we prepare pen drive so that its bootable...????

Q3. In case of laptop is it possible that through EXTERNAL hard disk (which has SAY windows xp installed meaning thereby that such external hard disk is bootable) connected to laptop via USB port be used to boot laptop instead of laptop's internal hard disk being used for booting...???????

Q4. A computer (be it laptop or desktop) say

a. has two partition C: and D:.
b. Say the OS windows xp is loaded / installed on both partitions.
c. say now that yahoo messenger is installed on c: only...

Now can I access yahoo messenger program if i boot from D:...??????????????

What if C: has data instead of installed yahoo mess prog...IN that case can i access such data on C: if i boot from D:...????????????????????
Please take your time and then reply only if you are sure as I am myself a lot confused about all four questions raised above....so please take your time and then only reply...

I know the above four questions are NOT easy to answer and only a geek would be in the best position to answer this as normal general users like me normally feel lo... Read more

A:BOOTING windows xp FROM USB PEN drive...!

Q1. Can we boot our desktop or laptop computer from USB Pen drive of say 512 MB or 1 GB...?????This is dependent on your motherboard. The way you can check, is to go into your BIOS (when you start your computer, you have to tap a key desginated by your motherboard to get into BIOS). For my system I have to tap the DELETE key, but yours could be F1, F2, DELETE, ESC, F12 (those are the common ones anyhow).If you don't know which key for sure, just tap all of them while you are booting....Once you see the BLUE Screen you are in your BIOS. Use the Arrow keys (your mouse won't work in here) and arrow over to where you have your startup devices (typically it will say 1st Startup device, 2nd startup device and so on.) Select one and hit Enter, and a list should pop up allowing you to change the device. Look in that list for USB-HDD or something similar with USB in the name.if you don't see it, then your motherboard is not able to boot to a USB Device...Hope that helps

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A few days sgo my 2nd hard drive quit booting and displayed the "missing hal.dll" at boot. I have had this before on this drive. I have 2 physical drives & 3 partitions.

I have gone into recovery console and done a fix boot and several other things to no avail. I then tried a non-destructive rebuild and it too failed due to the fact it was unable to reboot to finish the job. I assume this is a booting issue and not a hal.dll issue as before.

On another forum that I cannot remember one person described a version of a rebuild whereby (if I remember correctly) the windows folder and the documents & settings folder were taken out from the affected drive and a rebuild started - I did this and it worked but I have forgotten this process. In other words the system was gutted.

Can anyone help me ?
 

A:2nd Drive Not Booting (Hal Problem)

Myself ,I would do a search for hal.dll on my good drive. Then do a search on the problem drive. copy and paste the good hal.dll from the good drive to the problem drive . Take extra care to make sure the size matches in each. If that doesn't work I found this site very helpfull in the past.
 

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Hi Guys,My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L10 (yeah, a bit old). I recently decided that I wanted to reformat my hard drive and reinstall Windows XP Home. However my CD/DVD drive is currently out of action and has been for some time. So, I decided to buy an external DVD drive so that I could reinstall XP using that. Before I did however, I checked to make sure that my BIOS could boot from USB. So, I entered my memory stick into my laptop. In the 'Boot' section, under 'HDD' was my USB stick, so I thought "Great! I should be able to boot from an external DVD drive".I bought an LG 20x External Super Multi DVD Rewriter which connects via USB. I plugged it into my laptop and it worked fine without having to install any of the software that was provided with it. So, before I started the whole reformat process, I checked to see that I could actually boot from this external drive and I inserted the Toshiba Recovery Disk that was provided with my laptop. However, when I went to the 'Boot' section again, my external drive was not there. And that brings me up to my problem. How do I boot from this external DVD drive? The only suggestion I have tried was one I saw on a website which was to change the boot priorities to CD/DVD, but this did not work for me and my laptop started up as usual.Any help much appreciated,Tom.

A:Booting from external DVD drive

The wording in BIOS options is a bit different from manufacturer to manufacturer so my suggestions may seem a bit vague. Sorry.

Even though your BIOS see`s the device it does not mean it can\will boot from it.

A couple of things to check. 1)When you first start up the machine there may be other options beside "press XX to enter set-up (BIOS)". It may offer an option to "change boot order" or start-up order. If not then 2)With in the BIOS there may be similar options available on one of the other screens that you will need to change to. At the bottom or side of the first screen that comes up in BIOS will be instructions on what key to press to change pages and change values with in those pages. Usually the + or - key and or the arrow keys, and or the pg up and pg dn keys.

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