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rob.

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#11 16 years ago

I thought Win 2000 used the NT File system?? Would this have anything to do with 2000?, because i am using XP and i will be buying a second 80gig HDD and i dont want to go through this problem.




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#12 16 years ago

This doesn't have to do with Windows 2000. As far as I can tell. I've been using Win2K, and I haven't had this problem.

I've got all 4 drives, and there mixed. 20gbs, 10gb, CD-RW, and a 40gb once.

File systems include,... NTFS, RieserFS, Ext2, Fat32. Fat32 is the FS I use the most, it works better with Linux, and Windows 98.

However out of those, only the NTFS, and Fat32 File systems are supported by Win2K. Like WinXP, it uses whichever one you prefer. Linux and Win98 don't like NTFS.




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#13 16 years ago

Through WinME, M$ used FAT32, and doesn't seem to understand NTFS AFAIK. Linux can actually read NTFS quite well, and has experimental write support using M$ libraries. With the introduction of Win2k came NTFS, which supposedly solved many of the problems FAT32 had, though I've yet to see NTFS do something that FAT32 can't (except maybe long filenames?). And of course, M$ is too petty to integrate support for other filesystems, such as Ext, Ext2, Ext3, ReiserFS, HFS, JFS, LFS, et alia.

Be any of that as it may, I don't think this has anything to do with the OS directly. It sounds to me like a conflict or an improperly configured BIOS.




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#14 16 years ago
C38368With the introduction of Win2k came NTFS,...

Enh, wrong. With the introduction of Windows 2000 came NTFS 5.

NTFS has been a part of WindowsNT since the begining. The Operating system wouldn't work without it. Windows 2000 was the first to be able to work on a Fat32 partition though.

History of NTFS




{SWA}Gen.MadHatter

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#15 16 years ago
C38368What exactly happens after POST is rather important: if nothing happens (blank screen, no HDD activity) then you've probably got a conflict of some kind. However, if you get a message telling you that there's an error loading the OS, or (more likely) telling you that there is no bootable media and asking you to insert a disk or somesuch, then it's probably trying to read off the second HDD, assuming it has a valid boot sector. I'm going to have to start grasping at straws soon. What happens if you unplug the old drive and put the new one in as the master?

It gives non-system disk error, I think i'll return the disk there has to be something wrong with it.




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#16 16 years ago

Thanks for the help. I recieved more help here than calling the tech. support for the disk. Atleast all the help is in english.




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#17 16 years ago

That's what we're here for ;)




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#18 16 years ago
{SWA}Gen.MadHatterIt gives non-system disk error, I think i'll return the disk there has to be something wrong with it.

Essentially that means it thinks the new drive is set to master. Its trying to boot off of it, when there is nothing on it.

Have you tried swapping the jumpers, or putting the drive on a different cable? Swapping it and the CD-Rom around.

I never liked calling Tech Support. They've got a degree. I don't. :D They think that because I dont have that degree, I can't know more than them. :uhoh:

Then other send me to an Indian location, and they can't even understand me. I say bit, they say boot into Windows. I say byte they say wait while I transfer you. :uhoh:




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