Winxp-pro SATA / AHCI / cannot run Defrag chkdsk etc


G

Graham

Looks like may of gone 'too' far ,

pc is running using sata-2 hard drives (x2) , installed is the
intel ICH10R driver . gigabyte m-board set to achi? / ide ... hard
drives c-d/e-f , 1 sata dvd 1 ide dvd drive

I now find that I cannot run any of the windows boot tools ..
comes up with 'cannot access volume' and then boots

tried to run the win-xp install disk .. runs .. then after
installing the sata drive . comes up with error message , linked
to volume data drive D and stalls .. with no drive .. cannot
access the volume

so at this point , cannot run the install cd to change anything
and the only way to dfrag the drives is to use the on line MS-
tune up tool .

I can see reference to the problems on the web .... with no
'fix'


SO .. how to get the pc back .. If I set the MB to IDE , it
will see the drives , but what will windows do ?

If I run set up , assume it will revert to the legacy ide
drivers ?

Is there a way to run the disk tools , with the pc as-is ,
anything that can be downloaded as the windows versions are out
of reach ??

tnx - G.
 
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Shenan Stanley

Graham said:
Looks like may of gone 'too' far ,

pc is running using sata-2 hard drives (x2) , installed is the
intel ICH10R driver . gigabyte m-board set to achi? / ide ...
hard drives c-d/e-f , 1 sata dvd 1 ide dvd drive

I now find that I cannot run any of the windows boot tools ..
comes up with 'cannot access volume' and then boots

tried to run the win-xp install disk .. runs .. then after
installing the sata drive . comes up with error message , linked
to volume data drive D and stalls .. with no drive .. cannot
access the volume

so at this point , cannot run the install cd to change
anything and the only way to dfrag the drives is to use the
on line MS- tune up tool .

I can see reference to the problems on the web .... with no
'fix'


SO .. how to get the pc back .. If I set the MB to IDE , it
will see the drives , but what will windows do ?

If I run set up , assume it will revert to the legacy ide
drivers ?

Is there a way to run the disk tools , with the pc as-is ,
anything that can be downloaded as the windows versions are out
of reach ??

tnx - G.

Try to explain what you did (what you changed) that led to this point.

I can somehow decipher that you cannot run certain Windows 'disk utilities'
now - but beyond that - I think you are assuming everyone online was
watching you get to this point - and - I know I wasn't there.
 
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Graham

Try to explain what you did (what you changed) that led to this point.

I can somehow decipher that you cannot run certain Windows 'disk utilities'
now - but beyond that - I think you are assuming everyone online was
watching you get to this point - and - I know I wasn't there.



Ok So go to disk properties ....... error checking .. select
auto fix ... error message ' needs to run at re-start.

re-boot and chkdsk reports ntfs file system, cannot access
volume , fails to run and boots into windows

with window's running ...

by -not- checking the 2 tic boxes .. chdsk runs , reports phase
- , then phase 2 .. then reports 'cannot complete' stops and
closes

QQQ how to run disk utilities .. will not run in re-boot
mode .. or directly from windows ?

is this caused by the intel -sata disk driver ??
 

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