Motherboard flamed and now can't see hd's
Posted on 2004-11-26
I am new to this so bear with me,
1.)Have a AMD Athalon 2200 running as a 2000 Server, the original board literally fried last night. Installed a different board and went to boot up and I get error message that says "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER". I removed both of the Hard drives and installed them in another computer as slaves and the other computer see's them when booting up, but does not see them once windows has started. I am not ready to re-format either drive as I am not sure they are dead. I did hook a 3rd drive to the computer that is working and it saw it just fine, so I would lean towards both of the original drives being toast, but until I know for sure? I would not think the motherboard flaming out would fry both harddrives, can it? What's my next step?
2.) Also I have been xcopy /a/c/h/e/k/r both of these drives, but how would I re-install this xcopied info? And can I just move the copied c drive to a newly formatted drive or will I have to re-install 2000 server first? Time is of the essence, I would gladly give 1000 points to get this fixed.
This is my trial by FIRE!!!