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A few weeks ago I stupidly decided to open-up my computer and unplug some of the USB cables attached to the motherboard.

After configuring the computer cables back the way they originally were,
the computer did not start up the same as it originally had.

I did a system restore using the XP disk.

The restore worked, but the computer restored itself on the wrong hard drive. (There are 2 hard-drives in the computer)
It does not recognize the other hard-drive that was originally the master. (where all of my stuff was stored and installed).

Is there any quick method to restore the computer to the way it originally was?
(before I started screwing around with the internal hardware)
 

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Re: WindowsXP "repair damaged OS"

Unplug the second drive that now has the OS installed on it. Go into the Bios utility and make sure the Main HDD is being recognized. If there is no HDD being recognized, then you have unplugged it, or plugged it in the wrong way. Once you get the original hard drive recognized, try booting normally. If that works, then attach the second HDD again and try and boot up normally.
 

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Re: WindowsXP "repair damaged OS"

It works!!!!!!! Hurray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm as happy as a school girl!!

all I had to do was plug the other HDD correctly, and it worked, phieww....

Thanks guys!
 
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