Both OSs not booting... Hard Drive Problem?

By Norak
Aug 11, 2006
  1. I recently moved some cables around in my computer, to increase the air flow, and make it look better. I have one of those stupid IDE cables where it matters which end you put into the mobo, and which end I put into the HDD.

    I accidently put it around the wrong way, and it wouldn't boot at all. I then fixed the cable, and then my OSs would have a big fit, and say system error, or not boot at all. I've got a couple of blue screens with Windows.

    Yeah, so, I tested my Hard Drive on my parents computer, and the same thing happened.

    So, I think my Hard Drive is the problem.

    I'm running Windows XP Proffesional Service Pack 1, and Ubuntu Dapper Drake.

    I was wondering if you guys would be able to help me...
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    check bios see if drive shows
    if you have the install foe OS you may need to do repair
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