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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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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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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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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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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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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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Salutations everyone!

This is my first post and hopefully its going in the right place.

I am currently trying to install Windows 7 Professional RTM to my computer. After installing it onto my laptop, I followed the same exact steps to install the 64 bit version instead of the 32 bit on my netbook. A problem that occured is that when I go on the bios, there is several options to boot from, and none of them are working. I tried USB-CD, USB-FDD, USB-HDD and none are working... Does anyone have any suggestions?

A:Booting vista from usb drive

Do you have a setting called Legacy USB in your BIOS? If so, enable it.

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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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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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Hi guys, has been a long time. I bought a SSD drive to install my Windows 7 on it. Everything worked ok, but when i boot it gives me an option to boot from 2 different place (both showing Windows 7). The first one works, the second one does not, which is normal as i have formatted my HHD after installing W7 on the SSD. So i thought about going into the BIOS and check the booting options. I am attaching 3 pictures of my booting screen to make the things easier
Initially, i left the HD inside the PC as it was, did not touch the connector. The motherboard has 4 Sata connection, HD on 1st, DVD on 2nd, and new SSD on 3rd. I thought it would be a good idea to change the order, thinking that it would make a difference, SSD on 1st, HD on 2nd, and DVD on 3rd. But I still get the same screen when booting.
Also what is really strange is that when you look at the boot device priority, the samsung (SSD) drive does seem to be here, but yet when you look at the Hard Disk Drives, the SSD is there.
I am puzzled by the all thing, it has been a while since i did something on my computer, but i don't remember being complicated. I thought that you usually select the booting sequence (ie which drive to kick in first), save and exit and that's it, obviously not. But I am probably doing something wrong
Thanks in advance for the help
J
UPDATE: A friend of mine found the solution, i reverted the cabling to the way it was, and then in MSCONFIG, under the Boot tab i removed the second instance of Window... Read more

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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to boot from the secondary IDE drive when you have 2 hard drives, each designated as the master on both the primary IDE cable and another on a separate secondary IDE cable? When I try to designate the hard drive on the secondary IDE, the boot manager software, Partition Magic, doesn't recognize it as a bootable drive. What am I doing wrong? Do I have to install both drives on the same IDE cable, ie., the primary cable and designate one as master and one as slave? It dosen't seem logical that I could change the designation of bootable drives if I do it this way, so I thought separate cables would be better. Also, one cable is a 40 wire 33 ATA WD drive and the other is a 80 wire 100 ATA Maxtor drive, so that was another reason I thought I should use separate IDEs. I don't know the speed of the IDE controllers. Any way to find this out? Thanks for any light you can shine on these setups.
 

A:Booting from Secondary IDE Drive

I am not familiar with partition magics boot manager, but yes you can boot off the 2nd ide master if.

1. You bios support it, this is probably what partition magic is doing.
2. The 2nd harddrive has the os installed with the primary dos partition set to active.
 

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I lost/forgot my admin password on my HP laptop (no I stupidly never created the backup disk...) I created a Ophcrack Live CD, and tried to boot. However, it comes up with the following error:
ISOLINUX 4.05 2011-12-09 ETCD Copyright (c) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin Et al EDD: Error 0100 reading Sector 258330 No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found! boot:

I've changed the BIOS settings to make sure everything is set to boot from the CD, and i've created the new IOS of Ophcrack several times to make sure it was copied correctly... I simply don't know where to go from here.... and I really, really don't want to delete and replace the entire Win 7 program.

someone please help!!!

A:error when booting from CD/DVD drive

Due to forum rules we cannot comment or assist in circumventing passwords. Or supporting Password Cracking software. This thread is now closed.

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Anybody had problems with samsung sp0802n hdd int not booting up?.
am running xp sp2.screen says no signal.
 

A:hard drive not booting

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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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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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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 have two hard drives, a 1.5TB drive, and a 160GB drive. Windows is installed on the 1.5TB drive, as are all my files and programs. The 160GB drive has a bunch of old files, and apparently the bootmgr and boot folder.

If I remove the 160GB drive from the machine, windows refuses to boot, plug it back in, it works fine. The setup with two hard drives I have now is temporary, as the 160GB drive will go into another machine.

My question is, can someone give me a step by step on how to make windows force to boot off the 1.5TB drive, ignoring the 160GB drive in the boot process completely?
I don't know how to do this in Windows 7, on XP I would just run the /fixmbr command and its related ones.

Thank you for any help in advance.

Note: I would really really rather not have to wipe and reinstall, I know it can be done without one as I've had this issue with XP before.

A:booting off wrong drive?

Right click on Computer> Properties> Advanced setup settings> Settings button under Startup and Recovery.

Under Startup and Recovery you will find Default operating system: Click on this and choose the operating system you want.

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I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO OPEN A HARD DRIVE THAT I JUST COPIED WITH EASEUS TODO SOFTWARE FROM MY OLD HARD DRIVE
APPRECIATE ANY HELP THANK YOU
REGARDS JOE

A:BOOTING HARD DRIVE

If you made a backup with Easeus, you must have Easus Todo backup program installed on the computer to View and Restore your files. Browse backup image in Windows Explorer - EaseUS Todo Backup Knowledge Base

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Hey guys, I need help here.

I have a pcchips m810lr board with a amd duron 1.2ghz, and my problem is the floppy will not boot in dos, it won't spin and the disk inserted will not be recognized.

I am assembling this , and even put in a HDD that has all the motherboard drivers, etc. in and it has windows XP,
IT SHOWS THE FLOPPY IN CMOS AND SETUP, AND EVEN IN THE OPERATING SYSTEM....

But it will not recognize a disk inserted and it doesn't seem to be spinning either..

My question is:
Could this be a floppy controller on the board?

My trial solutions:

I have tried 3 different floppy cables...
I have tried 4 different floppy drives...
I have tried numerous different diskettes!!

I have even cleared the cmos, and nothing!
It shows it is Setup and the operating system as valid drvie but, will not spin or recognize diskette!

Please help!
thanks
 

A:Floppy Drive Not Booting

I would browse through all of the BIOS (setup) options as I believe there is a setting to enable the floppy drive. It is seperate from the boot options page. Are you getting a green light when a floppy is inserted? Does the light on the floppy stay on all the time? If it does then the cable is backward. Another possibility is the power connection plug is bad try another one.

Good luck.

Kilowatt
 

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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 ... Read more

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

Hi sunandoghosh....

i can only give you a partial answer to your questions here but i'm sure one of the uber-techs from this site can give you all the answers :-)

You can boot from a USB pen drive but you have to set BIOS so that it tries to locate boot files from the device before hand and as far as im aware some systems are not able to do this. Once booted, you should have full access of the hdd files etc.

Apologies for not being a true geek but I hope that helps a little bit :-)

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I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO OPEN A HARD DRIVE THAT I JUST COPIED WITH EASEUS TODO SOFTWARE FROM MY OLD HARD DRIVE
APPRECIATE ANY HELP THANK YOU
REGARDS JOE

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If you made a backup with Easeus, you must have Easus Todo backup program installed on the computer to View and Restore your files. Browse backup image in Windows Explorer - EaseUS Todo Backup Knowledge Base

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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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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 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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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....

I w... Read more

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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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Recently the motherboard on my pC failed so I bought a new pc tower unit.. reconditioned with a clean version of XP.

I took the old hard drive out of the dead pc and installed it as a secondary hard drive in the new box (E:).. It works absolutely fine as a data store and even some of the software installed on it runs.

Not surprised to say MS Office does not run from E: but not a great problem as I have an installation disk with activation key and its now installed on C:.

The only problem is that on the version on the old PC I had a legal working copy of MS publisher (I bought the old machine second hand with software installed). But Publisher is not on my installation disk and I don't have an activation key.

I think it should be pssible to boot the old installation of XP from the E: drive and run it from there. But here's the propblem.. I can't get the HP boot setup utility to recognize that the E; drive is there as an option to boot from.. It can see it as a second IDE hard drive... but not in the menu where you'd expect to set the boot device priorities..

Any advice appreciated

A:Booting XP from a secondary drive

You can't boot a disk from a hp pc on a different system. Completely different drivers etc.

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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.
 

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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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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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Computer is booting up to the Slave drive. My HDD is 80 gig. Have 512 of memory : (see below my post for my system details)

Is it the Memory? ( I sorta ruled out Over Heating as this is the first bootup this morning)

I did a TSG search and read several Threads regarding freeze-ups.. because that is what mine has been doing for some time. Unexplainable... but refer to pinkfloyd75 's thread started today. She has described the same thing. And from reading the responses.. a driver might be my problem. there is a CD driver error window that pops up each time I bootup. It states that it may cause problems and instability. This has been like this for over 6 months and I have tried to find where the driver is located and what driver it is.. so I can fix it. Yesterday I went to the links that were supplied by the Microsoft Help support. pertaining to Roxio , MediaPlayer and Real Player. When I clicked on the links provided, the MediaPlayer link stated that the files had been updated and I needed to do nothing. The Real player wanted to update to RealPlayer 10 ... (I have an older version), the Roxio.. I have been to that link and it is impossible to get support through that avenue.

Does this shed some light on what is going on with my computer? I have had slowdowns and weird stuff happening.. I posted my Highjacklog and nothing was found in there. I have Norton up to date and my MS updates. Various Spyware stuff installed. SW Guard, SW Blaster, Adaware 6 latest, etc.

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A:Booting up from Slave Drive???

http://forums.techguy.org/t258011.html is the link to my very recent thread with the Highjacklog. NOT: I am using my laptop while Desktop PC is crashed.
 

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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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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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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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