phatmatt

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  1. I didn't want to have to format since I already have a new xp sp2 install on the volume. Is that the best way of doing it? I will do if there is no other option.
  2. Laptop has been bogging down and missing files so its time for re-imaging. I used to do a clean install, and going through the agonizing length of time getting SP2 back. Recently discovered Nlite and managed to make a bootable ISO with SP2 and XP. I installed it but I didn't think it would become a seperate new XP install with an option to boot up that or the old XP. I thought it would overwrite the old XP but its there on the same volume. I'm making a copy of the Files and Settings of my old XP. I need to know if there is a way to uninstall the old XP and be able to use the new one. I'd tried to uninstall the old XP from C:\prompt but that didn't work. Do I need to format? What can be done? Matt
  3. I have gotten the bad pool caller error and have not been successful in reinstalling XP. Furthermore, both my harddrives have become unrecognizable to the bios. I've tried using my harddrive on another motherboard and it fried that computer too. Seems to be a virus of sorts but from reading up on the problem, now it sounds like it might be RAM or software driver...etc.. The only software driver i can think of that has been causing problems with my computer is ATI's Wonder VE TV tuner application. Never seems to run smoothly and recently I've upgraded the drivers. With the Tuner card running it always causes a crash when i'm surfing or not. This stop error though is nothing i've seen before. My first hardrive 20gig has all my windows and utility programs. My second harddrive 200gigs has my entertainment stuff...movies, music, vids, games...etc... I've tried running with one HD or both or switched and the BIOS doesn't want to recognize them. I tried putting the HD's in my brother-in-laws computer and it looks like it fried his computer too. His BIOS failed to recognize my HD's and his HD. Not only that, but his HD starting knocking. It has to be some sort of virus?? I don't want to lose any files from these HD's but how to i back up if i can't access them?? Is the BIOS damaged?? Can I repair the BIOS?? Its affected two computers.....what could cause this?? Please help.