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Have to use original XP Pro CD to boot up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cuttlefish, Jan 24, 2007.

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  1. cuttlefish

    cuttlefish Thread Starter

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    I have just installed the full version of XP Pro on a newly formatted HDD.(y)
    All went well with the exception that if I don't keep the CD in the drive, I get a "PRESS ANY KEY TO REBOOT" message during a reboot.:confused:
    If I leave the CD in place, it boots up fine though I get the usual "press any key to emulate CD etc." :mad:
    So why is this happening?:confused:
    As I said, everything works OK 'cept the above .............. what have I done wrong and more to the point, can I fix it without having to format the HDD all over again:eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  2. bonk

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    Howdy,

    Go into Bios and check the Boot order and make sure the Hard drive is the first in order.

    To get to Bios press F2 or DEL or if you know the key ON startup to get into bios and change the boot order and then save and exit.

    I think its looking at your CD-Rom first for your O/S.
     
  3. cuttlefish

    cuttlefish Thread Starter

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    Yep, seems OK to me.............

    1. Atapi CD-Rom
    2. HDD name

    As 1 has no selectable options, I can't change that so wonder what else is causing it?
     
  4. KingCobra1064

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    it's booting to the CD drive first. You need to change that. Hit enter when that is selected and see if you can change it. If not, don't know what else you can do.
     
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