Trouble getting past the Windows loading screen

By moltig
Oct 14, 2008
  1. I am recently having trouble getting past the windows loading splash screen (which means I can't at all) when trying to load up windows. Usually It will stall for 5 mins or so there and then reboot. I have tried reinstalling the OS but whenever I try to do so, The windows installation "cannot detect a drive installed"
    I have loaded up the drive via slaving over an external adapter and can read write and access all the files on the drive, But I cannot load it on its own, or even install, OR repair windows for that matter.
    I have reinstalled the sata divers as well as tried to get the HD to load on other computers as well as using different sata cables on both north and south bridge connections,and am stumped. Not I'm no expert and am hoping I had forgotten something obvious, so any answers out there Gurus?
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you.
  2. magichater

    magichater TS Rookie

    hi had this issue i while back have you by any changed any of the BIOS setting relating to the hard drive
  3. moltig

    moltig TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have checked all the BIOS settings and they are correct. The BIOS reads the HD as being installed, the windows install however sees no disk...
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Try running CheckDisk in Safe Mode

    If you're not able to get into Safe Mode you can run CheckDisk on a command line using your bootable Xp CD, and the command: chkdsk volume:/f, and then press ENTER (substituting your volume name to the Drive letter ie C )
    More info here:

    If you don't have your Xp CD, try one of these free CDs

    Ultimate Boot CD

    XP Recovery Console

    You could also try Memtest on your Ram

    One other possibility is the HardDrive Data Cable is faulty (or even the Power Supply for that matter)
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