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HP e-pc C10 Boot problem - hard disk apparently not detected during boot

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cprelude, Oct 19, 2005.

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  1. cprelude

    cprelude Thread Starter

    Oct 19, 2005
    I yesterdy tonight fitted an HP e-pc C10 with a new hard disk, and the disk
    has been partitioned, formatted and set as primary. Using the HP
    Recovery CD which came with the machine, I installed Windows 2000 on to
    the new disk.
    The install went without hitches until the very first full boot. Admin
    sign-on is completed, then Win 2k spontaneously shuts down and
    re-starts. On the re-start we get an error message: Boot failure, disk
    not recognised. Press any key to restart the OS.
    On pressing the key the boot once again fails. This is very hard to
    understand, as the machine successfully booted in to the install
    programme twice. Furthermore, the bios detects the hard disk as a
    Primary IDE correctly. Yet, at the crucial moment of finalising the OS
    boot the system fails.
    Anyone any thoughts?
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