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Reformat a HDD and maintain product activation of a PC with a VLK?

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OK, this is strange - I found this indicating the jumper on the HDD (I know, absolutely silly, but...) -
http://h30499.www3.h...ing/td-p/421520

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(I know, absolutely silly, but...)

...but it worked! A million thanks to you.

I had it jumpered as Master, like I have with every other PATA HDD that was the boot drive of the system. I don't know if I would have ever eventually tried messing with the jumper settings, but I'm sure glad you found that for me.

I don't have it jumpered as CS now, I just removed the jumper entirely which is the setting for a single drive system, and by the time the CRT monitor warmed up it was just finishing showing the desktop. :thumbup

Who knew it was so easy to get excited over a PC that's almost 10 years old? Thanks again for your help, I really appreciate it.

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Hoping the CD/DVD drive wasn't on the same cable?

Ennyhoo, apparently what was happening was the Boot Device wasn't getting properly recognized, the Other Devices were checked, then when all else fails, try ANY recognized (even wrongly ordered jumpered).

Edited by submix8c, 12 May 2013 - 02:55 PM.

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