SATA disk error - Windows XP keeps rebooting

By Avacon01
Sep 21, 2005
  1. Hi,

    I'm faced with a serious problem: My pc has both an IDE hdd and a SATA hdd, both used for storage of my files. When I tried to backup a hdd from another computer that I thought contained errors to the SATA drive, Windows XP reported that some folders contained errors, and that I should use scandisk to fix the problem. Foolishly I ignored the error since I had to go to bed, and turned the computer off. When I tried to boot up this morning, xp keeps rebooting when the SATA drive is plugged in! It gets to the loading screen with the xp logo, then the screen goes black, and the system reboots.

    Is there any way to fix the SATA hdd? If I don't plug it in, the system boots fine (xp is installed on the IDE hdd). Thanks alot in advance!

    My system specs:

    ASUS A7N8X-E motherboard
    AMD athlon xp 3000+
    1GB ram
    2 hdd (1 IDE - main drive, 1 SATA)
    ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
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