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Re: Bad Hard Drive Problem
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2018, 04:12:40 AM »

If you start with an XP install disk does the installer recognise the USB drive ?

   Yes, that is what I meant when I said:

   If I boot WinXP from a CD-ROM, it is shown in DISKPART in the
service console.  I can do a DIR and see the root directory.

   The boot disk was a Windows XP installation CD.  I did not run
the installation any further than setting up the "service console",
CLI, as I did not want to damage the XP installation in the external

   It was assigned to drive D:.  And the setup program had me
log onto it to establish the CLI.  Some files are locked from the
command prompt.  I tried to look at MSDOS.SYS for instance.