Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!


  Search this Thread
Old 10-14-2007, 09:13 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: ABAP
Distribution: slackware 12.0, Vector Linux STD 6.0 and 5.8, ZenWalk 4.6.1, OpenBSD 3.9
Posts: 389

Rep: Reputation: 34
WinXP in primary master not detected after changing battery

hi i know that I may be an Off topic but Linux is still (i think) involved here.

I got 2 HD -- maxtor : winXP OS and WD : linux OS

the windows is in PRIMARY MASTER and LInux is in the Secondary Master

JUST after changing battery on my mobo, this happened. IT was still read on the CMOS.. using AUTO and the option DETECT ALL HD.. now when LILO is booted.. since all the distros is in there including WINXP.. windows does not boot anymore. . but linux does. and i can still access my files in windows since it is mounted..

any ideas?
Old 10-15-2007, 04:30 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Indiana
Distribution: RHEL/CentOS/SL 5 i386 and x86_64 pata for IDE in use
Posts: 4,790

Rep: Reputation: 57
This is not a Linux issue, the issue is with Windows XP and Linux has nothing to do with the problem;
Old 10-15-2007, 05:09 PM   #3
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Kent, England
Distribution: Debian Testing
Posts: 19,192
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 471Reputation: 471Reputation: 471Reputation: 471Reputation: 471
On the other hand, we do have a number of Win users here and we do have a place for their questions, despite the primary focus being Linux. I have moved this thread to General, which is where Windows questions live.
Old 10-15-2007, 05:23 PM   #4
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: ABAP
Distribution: slackware 12.0, Vector Linux STD 6.0 and 5.8, ZenWalk 4.6.1, OpenBSD 3.9
Posts: 389

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 34
oh ok.. sorry for that, btw, its ok for me to drop windows since i have already back up 85% of my windows files in my usb hd. . my hindrances are photo editing.. -- which is double the pressure in using GIMP plus installing gphoto for recognizing usb cams. .anyways thanks for the support.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do I install 2 hdd 1 primary master and 1 secondary master? tribeone Linux - Hardware 4 01-13-2007 07:58 PM
Running Fedora 4 on primary master and cant acsess my xp files on primary slave roxberry1 Linux - Newbie 5 01-29-2006 11:37 AM
Harddisk...primary, secondary, master, slave? OmniXBro Linux - Newbie 8 03-08-2005 09:45 PM
HELP! pc can't find primary master kpachopoulos General 6 02-01-2005 09:41 PM
boot loader, MBR, redhat9 on primary slave, winxp on primary master samik Linux - Hardware 4 10-15-2003 08:55 PM > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:05 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration