Originally Posted by Atomic Rooster
What computer are you on now Metalman? Is there any way you could install the borked drive into this computer to retrieve the files you need?
Just a reminder:
Do not install XP on a drive that already has information on it. You will lose all files and data on that drive.
i'm on a laptop. i just look the drive up to my office and hooked it up as a slave drive, deleted the vidstub.sys file and took it home. that worked, i was able to finish installing (repairing)windows.
however, 2 of my 4 drives have issues. one has an error saying "s.m.a.r.t. capable and status bad", so i am not going to load that one, i took it out and will try and transfer the info on it later.
the other is the one drive i really didn't want to lose. i had hooked it up and started the windows repair/installation on it, but stopped when it got to the point where it asked if i wanted to partition the drive. that's when i posted here to ask what i should do, and i decided to not chance it on that drive. i clicked the f3 (i think) button to exit like it said and disconnected that drive. now, i hooked it back up since i have windows going and it tells me the drive has not yet been formatted. PLEASE PLEASE tell me i didn't erase everything off this drive... i have 9 years worth of stuff on it!!