February 21st, 2006, 13:55 PM
XP Won't re-install
I had previously formatted the file system to NTFS and installed XP Pro and have used it for a couple of years.
Now it won't boot. I tried the "repair" and the "recovery counsel" to no avail so I decided to formatt again and re-install the OS but now I get the message "28624MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi, Setup cannot access this disk"
I've also tried doing a fixmbr, chkdsk, etc. but I get the message that this is an invalid drive.
Also, I've tried using a Win98 boot disk but still won't read it.
Does this mean my HD is bad and need replaced?
Would appreciate any help,
February 21st, 2006, 14:22 PM
Old and Cranky
It may just mean that it cannot see the drive. Does the drive show in your BIOS? If not you might want to try reseating the IDE cable at both ends to see if that helps.
February 21st, 2006, 14:41 PM
Yes, my drive shows up in the bios.
March 1st, 2006, 21:22 PM
You can stop this thread, nothing seemed so I just re-installed.