everything screwed. dont know whats wrong HELP

chitocobo

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i dont know if this is a hardware or sofware related problem let me expain ...

I was playing a game of enemy territory and i decided it was enough and to go do something else. I came back an hour later and decide to instal my new cd-rom. so i replace the old with the new.

1. Bois startes and detects the new drive.

2. all of the sudden it asks me to select from the list of safemode and stuff. with the message.

There is an error with the registry/configuration. choose command line and use SCANREG

3. I try to boot windows normaly. It apears to give this error

Cannot read a cluster from dirve c:/ ABORT,RETRY,IGNORE,FAIL

Fail. gives many blue screens and then full crash
abort instantly shuts down
the others dont work

4. i try to run SCANREG .. it seems to work but gives me a dos promt in the background that works.. i leave for an hour and it doesnt work

5. i run scandisk and it finds many errors. but doesnt fix problem.

i dont have a windows disk but the computer im using has XP. there is a chance that i can borrow his HD and copy it with the life gaurd.

i really dont know what happened. Could it possibly be from the disk drive. cuz i tried to remove it and still nothing.

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allanon1965

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open it back up and doublecheck all the ide cables and such make sure they werent knocked loose or partially pulled out, actually push them back down, dont rely on"it look seated" this burned me last year, i now physically push them down, or remove them and reseat them, if that dont work, put your old cd rom back in and see what happens. i have seen new hardware cause odd problems...

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endyen

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I am going to guess that you did not change the jumper on the new drive to match the one on the old drive. Look on the nameplate of the old drive and see if the jumper config matches your set up to master or slave. .then make sure your new drive is set up the same.
 

SoDNighthawk

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Yes endy it sounds like he has both the CD-ROM and the Hardrive set to Master. Set your CD-ROM to slave.

Better yet if you have another cable set it to Master but on the IDE second or no#2 IDE connector on the main board.

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chitocobo

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no thats not it. i checked many times to see if the cable was pushed in beofre posting. and im using the cd drive on the second ide ribbon.

the first drive was set to CS and was selected to master
the second drive was just set to master

but eather way there were both master of the second ide ribbon.

I think my har drive may be screwed and then my waranty is goine so id be screwed.

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Can't have one drive set to CS and another set to master/slave on the same cable. Either set both drives as CS or set one master and one slave.

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the first drive was set to CS and was selected to master
It's one or the other, but it can't be both CS and master at the same time. They're separate jumper settings.

but eather way there were both master of the second ide ribbon
You can't have them set that way ... either they both have to be CS, or one has to be master and one slave.

Set the one that's on the end connector to master and the one that's on the middle connector to slave. Or if you're sure you have a CS-compatible cable, set them both to CS. But you can't have two devices on the same ribbon set to master.

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endyen

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I blew some sectors once when I tried to plug a second drive in while there was still power to the board (not turned on, but with atx, there is power if the switch at the back is on). Had to reformat the drive twice to get the sectors back.
 

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