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Screwed up my bios/raid?
    #11248177 - 10/14/09 09:02 PM (8 years, 9 months ago)

I like to think I'm pretty good with computers...although I did until today :lol:


Yeah so it's a Dell XPS 630i, I was screwing around and went to install ubuntu.  I didn't care about my data, I had it backed up anyway...so I got to picking the partition, realized it's raid (stripe).

Ubuntu didn't recognize this, saw 2 different disks (using mediashield raid)

Whatever, so I tried to install it on one of the disks and then let it finish.  I was pretty sure it wouldn't work, I got a message when rebooting about not finding a boot device.

So ready to reinstall windows xp (was my original plan anyway, got sidetracked)

I blew away the raid array and recreated it. 

Put BIOS back to factory settings, wound up having to disable floppy drive (since I don't have one, and it was looking for one with this option selected)

Long story short (well not really) I cannot boot the XP CD, at all.  It hangs waiting to boot to the cd.  Ubuntu boots to CD fine...


I'm at a loss here, anyone have a clue what I'm rambling about?


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Re: Screwed up my bios/raid? [Re: Boom]
    #11248988 - 10/14/09 10:56 PM (8 years, 9 months ago)

sounds like u have a bad xp boot disk, but unless i put one of mine in there, i can't be sure.  try burning one on the newest burner you can get your hands on.


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Re: Screwed up my bios/raid? [Re: iateshaggy]
    #11251409 - 10/15/09 09:00 AM (8 years, 9 months ago)

It's a dell xp disc, and it boots fine on my laptop.

It's strange because the Linux cd boots fine


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Re: Screwed up my bios/raid? [Re: Boom]
    #11254432 - 10/15/09 06:18 PM (8 years, 9 months ago)

ok, well folks, sorry for wasting your time posting this...

turns out the xp CD is a little scratched, I guess just enough for this CD drive to have a problem with it, I guess the drive in my laptop is more forgiving....I'm installing the vista ultimate that came with the machine, we'll see how it goes


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