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i've just removed one of my hard drive from my computer, now i can't seem to boot my pc. It was the slave drive that i removed, i had my computer formated to a dynamic disk, does that have any thing to do with it? I can’t remember if the separate drive was changed to dynamic on my 2000 machine.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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by:InteraX
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Hi Gurukhel,

What error are you getting when you attempt to boot the PC?

Good Luck
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by:Gurukhel
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goes something like can't find the bootable device. it hangs around for a while trying to boot from the cd first of all.
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by:InteraX
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Gurukhel,

Is the HDD in the machine being detected by the BIOS?
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by:Gurukhel
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yes
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by:InteraX
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Gurukhel,

If you stick the other HDD back in, does it start to work again?
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by:Gurukhel
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haven't tried that. That is my last option as i am trying to build another computer and I’ve stuffed the hard drive into the other machine, which took me ages.
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by:InteraX
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Gurukhel,

Have you already re-formatted the drive?
Also, the drive in the first machine, is it set as IDE master or slave?
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by:Sajen_Jose
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Hi,

I found a couple of information in the Microsoft Support Site regarding the Dynamic Disks,


a) Did we have the both the HDD configured as a dynamic disks?  and did we have them mirrored?

I found some information in a microsoft article...

The Mirrored Drive
Never break a healthy system disk or boot dynamic mirrored volume and expect the mirrored drive to replace the original primary drive if it fails. The drive letter that is assigned to the manually broken mirrored drive is assigned the next available drive letter and is a permanent record in the LDM database. This means that no matter what position that drive takes in the boot process, it is assigned the new (and incorrect) drive letter, so the operating system cannot function correctly.



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by:mcp_jon
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Try to boot up from your Win 2000 CD, and perform a "Recovery Installation". This will get the drive letters back correctly, and replace any files with the CD originals.

Good Luck!

Best Regards!

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by:Gurukhel
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Thanks guys for your suggestions but i've just realised what a silly bugger i've been. i hadn't set the jumpers right. it is now up and running.
once again thanks for your support.
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