I have a problem with my windows system following an migration to a new hard disc. To move the system I cloned the original drive using the acronis software from the seagate site, which seemed to work perfectly.
When I boot the new hard drive I get an initial error which says:
The instruction at "0x7c918ea" referenced at "0x000000d8". The memory could not be "written"
This is followed immediately by another box which says that Generic Host Process for Wiin32 has encountered a problem and needs to close.
Also there is a hardware discovery dialogue that tries to install a driver for a cdrom, which has appeared on bios, but which never shows up in my computer. Also of some concern is a hard drive that is not being seen by the windows system even though it also appears in the bios post display and in the bios setup.
The system as it sits presently has 4 hard drives:
The original pata ide system drive wd 160
A sata in the "sata 1" slot in bios seagate 500 (the new, cloned system disk)
A second sata in the "sata 2" slot seagate 500
A third sata in the "sata 3" slot wd 160
The original 160 was copied on to the sata 1 drive in the cloning operation
I still have original drive so I could just revert back to it but I need to have more space and the wd is out of warranty, and I had a disk error. The error may have been caused my a software problem, but I don’t want to wait and find out that the drive id going bad.
Additionally I have no sound on the computer. I have winamp and of course windows media player and neither will play music. The winamp initially started and flashed and error to the effect that I needed ot update to a current version, and has since quit starting at all
The windows media player opens, but doestn show any content in the window.
Also firefox wont play music form a website although I often did that on the original installation. Itunes likewise is dead and wont open at all.
If I disconnect the pata ide and boot, it posts *much* faster, but then goes to a spash screen with the xp logo and hangs
This is on a windows xp home service pack 1 installation that has been upgrated to service pack 2
i woudl be very greatful for any suggestions