Cannot import foreign disks!

Discussion in 'Windows XP Hardware' started by Peter Hucker, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. Peter Hucker

    Peter Hucker Guest

    I use hard disks to back things up, and plug them in alternately (after shutting off the PC).

    For the first time, I have been unable to "import foreign disks" when I plug them in - I get this weird error message:

    INTERNAL Error - A disk group with the specified name already exists (C100007A).
    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

    Of course, the link provides no help whatsoever.

    What is this C100007A, and why has it screwed up? I have no way of accessing the data on these disks! (Short of a fresh XP install somewhere)

    In fact why should I have to reimport the same disks over and over every time I plug them in?


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    Peter Hucker, Jul 28, 2004
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  2. Peter Hucker

    Srikanth N Guest

    To work around this issue, we need to modify registry.
    If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause
    serious problems that may require you to reinstall your
    operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can
    solve problems that result from using Registry Editor
    incorrectly.

    If your system/boot drive is still a basic disk, follow
    these steps to correct this
    condition:

    1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).

    2. Click the following registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic
    es\dmio\Boot Info

    3. Under the Boot Info key, delete the "Primary Disk
    Group" key.

    4. Quit Registry Editor, and then reboot the computer.

    5. After the reboot, try to import the foreign disks
    again.

    Please try the suggestion above and let me know the
    results.

    Srikanth N

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
    confers no rights.

    >-----Original Message-----
    >I use hard disks to back things up, and plug them in

    alternately (after shutting off the PC).
    >
    >For the first time, I have been unable to "import

    foreign disks" when I plug them in - I get this weird
    error message:
    >
    >INTERNAL Error - A disk group with the specified name

    already exists (C100007A).
    >For more information, see Help and Support Center at

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    >
    >Of course, the link provides no help whatsoever.
    >
    >What is this C100007A, and why has it screwed up? I

    have no way of accessing the data on these disks! (Short
    of a fresh XP install somewhere)
    >
    >In fact why should I have to reimport the same disks

    over and over every time I plug them in?
    >
    >
    >--
    >*****TWO BABY CONURES***** 15 parrots and increasing

    http://www.petersparrots.com
    >93 silly video clips http://www.insanevideoclips.com
    >1259 digital photos http://www.petersphotos.com
    >Served from a pentawatercooled dual silent Athlon 2.8

    with terabyte raid
    >
    >Never dive into deep concrete.
    >.
    >
     
    Srikanth N, Jul 29, 2004
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