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I just upgraded a computer with all new parts except for the floppy drive and HD. After error after error of trying to get it running, it now boots up. I am trying to do a fresh install of XP Pro. I have the floppy disks for booting up and I put the 1st one in and nothing is happening. It keeps saying no boot record found. I tested the disk on another system and it works fine. The light comes on the floppy drive from the time I boot it up and stays on whether or not there is a disk in the drive. The floppy was tested on another sytem and it works. Any idea on what the problem could be or how to make a bootable CD. I have been to a few different sites trying to figure out how to do it and trying to integrate win xp pro with sp 2 and it just isnt letting me do it. I appreciate any help you can give me.
 
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check the cable on the floppy, and make sure that it isn't flipped around, as in it thinking that pin 1 is pin 34

you can also change the boot order, if you mother board is made after 2000, or maybe 1999, it should support a bootable cd, if you are using the original cd it is bootable, it might need to be put in the CD ROM that is the first on any IDE Chain, as in Secondary Master, or Primary Slave (i don't know if that works)

but try that to see if it works, you can also set you MB to do a "Floppy Seek" before it continues to boot, and that will tell you if the floppy is in working condition the way that it is hooked up.
 
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If in the process of your upgrading you took the cable off the floppy drive you may have put it on upside down.
 
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for A: plug it in, in the very last plug, and yes the twist goes next to the drive
 
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As stated you are correct about the twist, but you have to turn the wire connector where it connects on the drive around. And do you have an XP CD?
 
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