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Boot sequence and what are they?

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  1. thewolfe

    thewolfe Thread Starter

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    Boot sequence and what are they?

    I have a Dell Dimnsion 4100. I have a floppy, DVD, CD-RW.

    After installing XP my CDROM does not "auto start". Does that have anything to do with the BIOS boot order and can you tell me what the following abreviations are?

    ARMD-FDD
    ARMD-HDD
    IDE-HDD
    ATAPI-CDROM (got this one)

    Thanks
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Nothing to do with boot order, that is how you chose which device you want the startup to attempt to boot to first, second, etc......Go to the control panel/device manager (not sure what they call in XP as I haven't been able to get my install to work yet :D ) and be sure the auto insert notification is selected.

    ARMD stands for ATAPI removable media device. ARMD-HDD usually refers to Zip drive while ARMD-FDD usually refer to LS-120 drive.
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    The BIOS boot sequence has nothing to do with the O/S function once it's booted and running.

    ARMD-FDD - Never heard of this, (FDD) is Floppy Disk Drive
    ARMD-HDD - ditto
    IDE-HDD - Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE), and Hard Disk Drive (HDD).
     
  4. thewolfe

    thewolfe Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the info.

    AcaCandy ,

    Just installed XP and had installation problems. What kind are you having, I might be able to lead you in the right direction.

    Thewolfe
     
  5. ~Candy~

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    Thanks for that......I'll pm or email you when I'm ready to give it another shot. It's on the back burner right now....I'm trying to dual boot with a previous 98 install...had one failed installation, then had two XP choices on the boot menu, removed one, and tried a repair, and the same vicious circle again. I may just install it on a clean hard drive and not worry about the dual boot.....my bios will allow me to boot to either drive, and since a change involves restarting the computer anyhow, it may be the easiest way for me to go :)
     
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