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By ravink ·
I have a desktop with Win2000 Server on it. The hard disk was partitioned, but nothing was installed on the second partition. Three weeks back My desktop was crashed (Bluescreen). I tried to repair it using the software CD, Select R to repair, then it goes thro certain steps and when I reboot, same thing the blue screen appears. I couldn't repair it. So I installed XP on my second partition. Installation went ok. Now I can see all my files in the primary partition from XP. Which was cool. I should have backed up the data, but I waited too long. Last night I tried to Install Webcam and my XP crashed. I tried to repair it using the software, but it didn't get repaired. So I formatted my XP partition and tried to re-install on XP. Installation goes fine until it checks for system devices (Key board and mouse etc) then hanging. Tried several times, but it is getting struck at that point. Now I wanted my data on my primary drive. Do you have any ideas?
Thanks

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by ch_thies In reply to Installation Issue

It?s a bit difficult to help you since you do not send to us the description of the blue screen. The easiest way is to take the disk to another computer with Win2k / XP installed and running, and add it as a slave or master/slave in the secon IDE Channel. The same if the disk is SCSI. In this case you should only check the SCSI ID for make sure they are different.

Once you add the disk, and boot the OS, you can access all your data.

Hope this help

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by ravink In reply to

Blue screen is something about Devices and unable to boot. I dont have another machine with win2k/xp installed and running. Is there any other way to fix this isssue?

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by peeyush_maurya In reply to Installation Issue

type the exact message of BSOD u r getting, it will help in diagnosing the issue..

another option try chkdsk /r from recovery console from windows installation disk

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by martin In reply to Installation Issue

have you tried just having a basic machine before the rebuild, I.E. removing usb printers, webcams ETC before rebuilding your computer.

Have you tried setting the machines bios to safe configuration as this maybe a problem. Is there any chance you may need to upgrade your systems bios, there may be issues resolved with later bios versions.

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by ravink In reply to

Can I upgrade my bios? How can it be done?

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by martin In reply to Installation Issue

Unfortunately it means going to the maufacturers web site and finding out. :-(

Normally they will supply the utility and image file to do this.

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