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Error message: Error loading OS

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by PJ Staley, Sep 18, 2004.

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  1. PJ Staley

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    My operating system is XP. My (Western Digital) master drive was getting too cluttered, so I decided to reformat. I changed the BIOS to boot from the CD-ROM and proceeded. After that was completed, I installed a second hard drive (Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 160GB). After insuring the jumpers were in the correct position (my 40G (master) to hold the OS, and the 160G (slave)for storage, I powered up. The OS loaded, but I remembered that I needed to change the BIOS to boot from the hard drive instead of the CD-ROM, and I got the error message "Error loading OS". I was told that I now have a "bad boot sector". If I don't get a cure for this, I'm going to have some unhappy people on my hands, and I was wondering if you might be able to offer a cure. Thank you. Sincerely, Ms. Nongeek
     
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