windows startup issue

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Jamie&Rachel, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. Jamie&Rachel

    Jamie&Rachel Guest

    Hi

    I have recently changed my hard drive for a larger one (straight swap) and
    installed my windows xp os onto it.....windows runs very well but there is
    only one problem.
    When it boots to the desktop it is immediatley flashing an error box up with
    the title
    windows no disk,
    there is no disk in the drive, please insert a disk in to drive
    \device\harddisk1\dr2

    This has got to be something to do with swapping the hard drives and I've
    tried renaming the new drive to the same as the old one but its still
    happening.
    Its not a major issue but its rather annoying as it hangs the system
    slightly waiting for me to click either cancel, continue, try again.

    Is it a bios setting? Any ideas much appreciated.
    Jamie&Rachel, Oct 30, 2005
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  2. Jamie&Rachel

    Kenny Guest

    Had a similar problem recently after changing m/b, HDD intermittently not
    seen.
    Turned out to be the yellow IDE cable supplied with Gigabyte m/b's.
    Replaced with grey one and no problem since.
    Check jumpers and check/replace the IDE cable.

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    "Jamie&Rachel" <> wrote in message
    news:cd19f.10645$...
    > Hi
    >
    > I have recently changed my hard drive for a larger one (straight swap) and
    > installed my windows xp os onto it.....windows runs very well but there is
    > only one problem.
    > When it boots to the desktop it is immediatley flashing an error box up
    > with
    > the title
    > windows no disk,
    > there is no disk in the drive, please insert a disk in to drive
    > \device\harddisk1\dr2
    >
    > This has got to be something to do with swapping the hard drives and I've
    > tried renaming the new drive to the same as the old one but its still
    > happening.
    > Its not a major issue but its rather annoying as it hangs the system
    > slightly waiting for me to click either cancel, continue, try again.
    >
    > Is it a bios setting? Any ideas much appreciated.
    >
    >
    Kenny, Oct 30, 2005
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  3. Jamie&Rachel

    Jamie&Rachel Guest

    Had a similar problem recently after changing m/b, HDD intermittently not
    seen.
    Turned out to be the yellow IDE cable supplied with Gigabyte m/b's.
    Replaced with grey one and no problem since.
    Check jumpers and check/replace the IDE cable.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>


    Thanks for that Kenny

    I've had a look at jumper settings, changed them around to no avail. When I
    added a 2nd hard drive as slave it did the same but instead of asking for
    harddisk1/dr2
    it asked for harddisk2/dr4 ??????

    Another major factor i have noticed is that the hard drive has assigned
    itself as I: ?????? not c which must the problem....how do i assign the
    drive to c as c is taken up with "removable disk" so "my computer" says
    which I assume is the 12 in 1 card reader which has decided to assign each
    slot as c: d: e: f: g: and h:
    J: is my dvd/rw drive.

    This should give someone a clue what I need to do ??

    Regards

    Jamie
    Jamie&Rachel, Oct 30, 2005
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  4. Jamie&Rachel

    Shep© Guest

    On Sun, 30 Oct 2005 10:26:16 GMT If you fall from a tree,leave your
    anger on the branch and then "Jamie&Rachel"
    <> sent this :

    >Hi
    >
    >I have recently changed my hard drive for a larger one (straight swap) and
    >installed my windows xp os onto it.....windows runs very well but there is
    >only one problem.
    >When it boots to the desktop it is immediatley flashing an error box up with
    >the title
    >windows no disk,
    >there is no disk in the drive, please insert a disk in to drive
    >\device\harddisk1\dr2
    >
    >This has got to be something to do with swapping the hard drives and I've
    >tried renaming the new drive to the same as the old one but its still
    >happening.
    >Its not a major issue but its rather annoying as it hangs the system
    >slightly waiting for me to click either cancel, continue, try again.
    >
    >Is it a bios setting? Any ideas much appreciated.
    >


    Try a couple of free registry cleaners,
    http://www.geocities.com/sheppola/freeprog.html
    May be an old entry in the registry causing it?



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    Shep©, Oct 31, 2005
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