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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DuO, Feb 7, 2007.

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  1. DuO

    DuO Thread Starter

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    hello all,

    i recently built my own gaming system and it was running fine for a while. when i installed xp for the first time it seemed to install twice, probly my fault ofr trying it twice (dont ask) at boot it allowned me to choose one (i have and ide and a sata hdd) and boot into the windows on it. i recently tryed to install linux. i shouldnt have messed around becasue now after i repartitioned my hdds and riensatalled windows wenever i boot without the install cd in i get "dsik boot error please instert system disk and press enter" or something very close to that. if i boot with the windows install cd in i just dont press enter wen it says press enter to boot from cd and it will load windows fine. it is an upgrade cd but i first installed my parents xp home then "upgraded" to this copy of xp home so they can keep theirs. any way i can boot without the cd in? could it be a bios battery, someone said that was a possibility.

    thanks
     
  2. telegramsam

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    Probably best to zero fill the drives and start over.

    Use killdisk or darin's boot and nuke.
     
  3. DuO

    DuO Thread Starter

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    ok ye thats wat i was thinking i will do this weekend altho it seems like i already did that yesterday by reformation everything. i'll try it with these products tho, are they free or where can i get them?

    thanks
     
  4. JohnWill

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    You posted three duplicate threads on the same issue. Please don't do that again.
     
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