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Error loading operating system

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mazuli, Jan 11, 2003.

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  1. Mazuli

    Mazuli Thread Starter

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    I just recently got a new motherboard for my computer. I set everything up, turned on my comp, and after it loaded, it gave the following error:
    "Error loading operating system"
    This is while in dos mode still.

    I've tried using bootdisks, booting from the windows cd-rom, reformatting windows, and formatting the entire partition with windows then reinstalled.

    I use windows XP. I don't know if the problem is in my BIOS settings or not. I've read through the manual and see nothing to fix this. Anyone got any ideas?
     
  2. Linkmaster

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    Hi Mazuli,
    Is the OS installed?
    If you have a boot disk with fdisk on it boot from it. At command prompt type fdisk /MBR
    Then hit enter.
    This will clear ther old mbr and make a new one. When finished try rebooting and see what happens. You can get fdisk from fdisk.com if you need it.
     
  3. Mazuli

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    Doesn't work. I'm trying something I read about using Maxtor PowerDiag from www.maxtor.com. Everyone who tried it said it fixed their comps. The format takes like 5 hours though. I'll post results tomorrow (when it finishes).
     
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