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Old 09-15-2003, 10:03 PM   #1
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Unhappy XP help, Fresh install of XP on new system wont boot without XP cd?

Ive never installed XP on a desktop before. (just a laptop) This problem has been driving me nutz!

This is a new system im building from the ground up (like most of my systems) It consists of:

- New 120gig HD, new motherboard (latest bios), etc...
- In the primary IDE bus I have my Hardrive as a master.
- In the secondary IDE bus I have my CDrom as a master.

In my bios I have boot ide0 first, then floppy, then cdrom. I booted of f my XP pro CD, and it installed fine. The only problem is that I can't boot into XP unless I have the freaking CD in the drive... this is what happens at boot:
A: floppy search,,, no bootloader
C: harddrive search,,, no bootloader
D: cdrom search,,, finds a bootloader.. then loads the OS off my hard drive.

Ive booted into console recovery mode, and tried fixboot, fixmbr, etc..
I've tried every possible cable/jumper/bus combo. Nothing.

My HD is formart like this:
Primary partition 1, NTFS approx. 20gigs.
Primary partition 2, NTFS apprix. 100gigs.


Any help would be great!
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Old 09-15-2003, 10:08 PM   #2
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From my friend, who's a computer guy:

tell him to get rid of the cd/floppy boots (for now) just try booting straight from the HD, and see what happens
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Old 09-15-2003, 10:16 PM   #3
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You sure you dont have your primary and secondary ide bus mixed up? I've installed XP many times and never had such a problem. Even my frankenstein of a PC didn't have that happen.
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Old 09-15-2003, 10:17 PM   #4
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nothing happens. Thats my problem. its like my freaking HD doesnt have a boot loader or something.
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Old 09-15-2003, 10:18 PM   #5
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You sure you dont have your primary and secondary ide bus mixed up? I've installed XP many times and never had such a problem. Even my frankenstein of a PC didn't have that happen.
Ill swith cables. Its worth a try!
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Old 09-15-2003, 10:21 PM   #6
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Once you get in right click my computer, go to properties, then advanced tab, settings for startup and recovery, check and see what it says for system startup. You can edit the boot.ini file from there if needed.

Should look something like:
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[boot loader]
timeout=0
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

Your partition number might be 1 instead of 2 though, if you installed it on the c:
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Old 09-15-2003, 10:38 PM   #7
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Cool Fixed!

I had the jumper on my HD set to "Master with slave present"

There was no slave present. Removed the jumper, and its fixed!


That stupid little jumper caused me sooooo much grief!
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Old 09-15-2003, 10:40 PM   #8
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Ha.....glad you got it fixed.
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