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Laptop HDD

By steelguy
Mar 25, 2008
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  1. I received a dead laptop with error ntoskrnl.exe corrupt. There is no working optical drive so unable to use recovery on laptop. I used an adapter and hooked up the laptop hdd on my desktop cpu. My comp. shows drive letters e: and f:. E: reads directory corrupt and unable to read disk, f: reads unformatted. If i hook up the laptop hdd by itself windows does not detect the hdd when booting from XP disc. If I am unable to access the hdd from second cpu is the laptop hdd bad. Can it be saved?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Requires partition removed (part of Windows setup)
    And an external CD/DVD drive to install Windows
  3. steelguy

    steelguy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    When I use an external usb dvd drive windows install makes it to installing enhanced host controller. Then message shows up 'the file usbohci.sys is corrupted' then prompts to press any key to reboot as set up has failed.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Either unplug all USB devices before installing Windows (including mouse)
    Or disable USB in cmos and install again (turning USB in cmos back on, once Windows is installed)
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