Reinstallation on new SATA hard drive after old IDE66 hard drive c

Reinstallation on new SATA hard drive after old IDE66 hard drive c

Post by cmR5NDI » Wed, 08 Dec 2004 01:37:13


My Ultra ATA-66 drive crashed and I replaced it with a SATA drive and new
SATA controller card. The new controller card drive both installed without a
hitch and I was able to boot to my C-drive with no problems. I then booted
to a floppy that contained my tape backup disaster recovery program and
restored all of my data from tape. All of the files restored properly.
However, when I rebooted my system, Windows 98SE failed to start, displaying
a "Write Protection Error" message. When I rebooted again, Windows opened in
Safe Mode. From Safe Mode I was able to install the drivers for my new SATA
controller card, but the problem still exists -- Windows only opens in Safe
Mode! I'm assuming this problem is due to the fact that my original
installation of Windows 98SE contains the information for my old Ultra ATA-66
card. How do I repair this so that I can open Windows normally?
 
 
 

Reinstallation on new SATA hard drive after old IDE66 hard drive c

Post by Gary S. Te » Wed, 08 Dec 2004 01:45:38

Try this: In Safe Mode, Device Manager, remove ALL drives (hard, floppy, CD,
tape), ALL controllers, and the System device called PCI Bus. Restart and let
Windows redetect and install the current devices.

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Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User