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  xp boot problem - blank screen stays 
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panner selvam Aug 30, 2008, 11:37am EDT Report Abuse

i didn't get any error's but boot hangs... if i tried to boot with safe mode... it is also stuck after reading 6 or 7 files ...

i removed all other drives... and i tried boot... even though i am not able to boot....

i have IDE-320gb hard disk...and

i have another hard drive SATA 120 GB.... i can boot xp via SATA .... but i am not able to boot IDE xp

so tried xp repair install... it's also failed... same blank screen i'm getting ...

is it problem in my HDD...

but good thing is i can access all my iDE drives in SATA i can take backups...

but how to fix boot problem ????

help me thanks....

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Joshua Marius, LeThe Aug 31, 2008, 12:57am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: xp boot problem - blank screen stays

Try the following:

- Check your hard drive with a diagnostic utility from the manufacturer.
- If the drive check passes, try a different IDE cable
- Could be the motherboard IDE connector having a problem, try resetting your BIOS to see if this clears out any problems.

Let us know.

Joshua Marius
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