Motherboard and new OS setup

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lex777

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I just have installed new motherboard and CPU (and memory). I didn't format my hard disk drive before I installed the new motherboard. And I figured out that I must reinstall the Operating System. It seems like my floppy drive is not working so I have set BIOS to first boot with CD-ROM. I have tried to boot up the install program of Windows XP but it would give me "Disk Boot Failure" and wouldn't start the installation program. Is it because my hard drive is not formatted? How can I format my hard drive and how can I start the installation program??
 
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I don't think it would have anything to do with formatting yet. XP will format after it loads it's prefiles. It will ask you to format. What operating system is on your harddrive now?
 

lex777

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My hard drive contains windows 2000. I know the install program will format the HDD before it installs the new OS. The problem is that system wouldn't recognize the Windows CD and to start the installation program.
 
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Have you tried booting from your 2000. and formating with it then installing xp. Might have to reformat to ntfs
 

lex777

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Because of the upgrade of motherboard, Windows 2000 cannot start up. I t will give me some error message that invalid HDD device or something. And I called the ASUS technical support and the guy told me that I must reinstall the OS. But why is my system not recognizing the Windows setup CD? By the way it is one of those burned Windows XP cd. ;)
 
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Not to sure on that I just reinstalled my xp and had cd boot up first and away it went. Couldn't get to my operating system either because of new board and cpu. You might have a bad cd.
 
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That problem is not unheard off.

Try another bootable OS, then install XP over it. Should work
 

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Since this is a new MB, I'd solve the CD booting problem first, since you want the CD to work anyway. There aren't that many things that can cause the CD not to be recognized. I'd start with just the CD connected and see if the system can find it. Do you see the CD being recognized during the BIOS POST?
 
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