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Help with new SATA hard drive

By Cutler80
Sep 19, 2007
  1. I was getting an unmountable_boot_volume message and was unable to get into recovery mode or do anything so I went and bought a new hard drive (seagate barracuda) which I was planning to install as master and try and recover some stuff off the old drive. The problem I have now is that it appears I have no xp instal disks as Compaq do not issue them (preinstalled on partition - which I can't get to!) Can anyone suggest any help please? I don't have a floppy drive so can't boot from floppys!

    All suggestions greatfully recieved!
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Compaq will sell you the disc set, in most cases... less than $30 if you have the serial numbers, including shipping.
     
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    get knoppix or bartPE
    make bootable disc should help get in to copy the protected files over
    the (few)new systems I have setup
    I make images to dvd right away
     
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