Hello I'm new here, have a fair amount of computer knowledge. Enough to get myself in and out of trouble----sometimes.
Iím trying to do a system recovery for Windows XP Media Center, on a hp m1070n Media Center desktop. Itís 2.8gh Pentium 4, 1gig of memory 2-512mb sticks., 160 gig SATA Hard drive, ASUS PCI exp. 128mb Video card, DVD R/W & CD drive. I removed tv card and modem and disconnected memory card reader before recovery. Also removed 2 sticks of 256 MB memory. Iím trying to install.
It went through format and coping files, but Recovery keeps hanging when it gets to : ď Recovering Windows XP and application files ď 1% and 24 seconds. Iím thinking maybe a hard drive thing. Because you can really hear the drive start spinning, during the period when it hangs.
It seems it has made a recover sector on the hard drive. I boots with out the recover disk in the drive if I hit f10 at startup, and tries to start recovery but hangs as described above.
I downloaded ď pc doctor ď to a cd, as recommended by hp. I canít get it to boot on the hp. It will boot on another computer. On the hp I get ď NTLDR is missing ď I have checked and changed the bios boot order, to other cd drive, same problem. The lights come on, on the drives, like they are responding to the disk.