boot disk failure, how to proceed?
my boot disk/system disk hangs after boot. There is obviously some malware service that starts up and sucks all the resources. There is nothing I can do. However, I do boot into win, so the drive is salvageable. This system has 3 other drives designated for storage.
So to proceed with repair, I have bought another disk to be my system & boot disk. Should I disconnect all other drives, install windows, and then reconnect the drives, or install windows on the new disk with all other drives installed (detectable by BIOS)? I am thinking the latter so I don't mess up the boot.ini.
Do you agree?
1 Windows XP
AMD XP 2600+ on ECS KM400-M2, Aspire X-QPack (green bezel)
Sapphire Radeon 9600XT 128MB GDDR2 128-bit
2x512 Kingston HyperX PC3200
2 Windows XP [Nemesis 4.0]
AMD 64 3400+ on BIOSTAR NF325-A7, Lian Li PC86
HIS Radeon x1950 Pro
2x1024 Corsair XMS PC3200
1x80g Raptor, 1x250g PATA, 1x300g SATA, 1x500g SATA, 1x750g External HDD