December 25, 2008 at 9:57 am #160247
I needed to restore my new nc10 as I had configured the XP wrong for what I wanted to do. I backed up a complete image of C with Acronis before I did the restore.
So I put the restore disk in and rebooted. I got a vanilla XP install screen. I decided to go ahead and let it install XP again. I selected the C drive deleted the partition and remade it (so I would have a really clean install).
The install failed when it went to reboot. I got the stop: 0x0000007B error. This error usually means that the correct disk controller driver is not installed.
I have tried another standard XP Pro install disc, and it behaves the same way.
I tried to restore the image of C with Acronis, and it works, but when it’s reboot, it says missing operating system.
I think that either the recovery partition normally holds this driver and acts as a boot loader for the XP partition, and that’s wrong, or the correct driver is not on the restore disk.
Any ideas how to fix this?December 25, 2008 at 10:45 am #177239LebowskiMember
In the case of (I assume vanilla xp discs) you may need to integrate the sata chipset drivers with nLite (there are guides how to do this all over the place) or if the NC10 supports some kind of IDE compatibility mode enable that.
As for the restore with Acronis it sounds like the mbr/bootloader hasn’t been restored properly, after the restore with acronis try booting with the vanilla xp disk and start recovery console, do a fixmbr and fixboot
Merry Christmas 🙂December 25, 2008 at 11:58 am #177240
It’s strange that the restore disk does not seem to have the right drivers. I saw there is a file in the main directory that is names SP3. So i bet it comes wiht SP3 in it already. I thought SP3 includes all the normal sata drivers?
Does anyone know where I can find this driver to incldue it in the XP install?December 25, 2008 at 2:49 pm #177238soutthpawMember
you should have 2 disks, one is the XP install and the other has all the Samsung drivers on it…
Not sure if this helps, but I completely removed all partitions plus the recovery partition. then I used the OEM XP disk to install XP, followed that by installing the drivers from the samsung CD and all was good….
you should be able to delete all partitions and then create new partitions when XP install disk loads from the blue screenDecember 25, 2008 at 8:31 pm #177241
Hmmm, that’s weird, because I tried that as well and the XP installation still stops. when the machine reboots in the install process.December 26, 2008 at 9:27 pm #177242
I have found that the bios or hard drive is defective. I am exchanging for new one at Amazon. The hd shows with an exclamation point in the bios, meaning the bios is picking up an issue.
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