problem booting to HDD

By davids
May 22, 2006
  1. I have a problem with a 120gb western digital hard drive, ititially I lost all the data (I think a virus may have deleted the File allocation table).

    I recovered all the data with a recovery program, but now I cannot boot from the drive.

    Windows xp setup cd recognises the drive and copys the setup files over, but when I try and boot from the HDD it will not work, it says disk boot failure.

    Is it worth me doing a low level format or any other suggestions?
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    If youhad to use ecovery software to get your data off the drive your best bet is to reformat and reinstall windows.
  3. davids

    davids TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

    I couldnt even do that...

    But I must confess I have wasted your time:

    The reason I was having problems was that I had set the jumper to master when there was actually a seperate setting for "single drive". After I corrected that it worked fine.

    Thanks anyway.
    So for the trouble.
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