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PC won't boot

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Dingus, Feb 17, 2007.

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  1. Dingus

    Dingus Thread Starter

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    Hi guys, I was given an old PC to run nothing but 'Word' on. I formatted the drive and loaded XP using my own PC as the old one wouldn't boot from the CD drive.
    When I now try to boot the (Old) PC I get this screen, and the re-boot hangs. (See attached) Sorry for the quality.
    Does anyone know why?

    BIOS drive detect is set to auto. I've tried many different configs including manually in putting all info.
     

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  2. Mott The hoople

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    On the HDD...make sure your jumper is set to CS, or Master. Try another ribbon cable if you have it. If you dont have another, reset your existing cable connection on mobo and hdd.
     
  3. ODIN 0ERO

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    you must install WINDOWS XP on the PC you intend to use.

    installing WINDOWS on one PC and after that connecting the HARD DRIVE to a completely different PC[motherboard]will definitely cause problems.

    it can cause the operating system failing to boot....or simply crashes after boot..


    why did the old CD DRIVE fail to boot?

    have you enabled the CD boot in the BIOS?
     
  4. Mott The hoople

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    Oden ...the computer isn't recognizing the hdd during post.
     
  5. ODIN 0ERO

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    i could very well be that the BIOS of the old PC is out of date and needs to be updated.[if possible of course]
     
  6. Dingus

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    It does have an option in the BIOS for CD boot (Tried different CD drives), but it won't do this. It also tries the floppy even if it's disabled. I tried removing the Mb battery and loading defaults, but still no luck.
     
  7. Mott The hoople

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    remove ALL pci cards and give it a go...
     
  8. Dingus

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    Mott the Hoople, (Showing your age) I tried that early on, unfortunately without success.
     
  9. Rich-M

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    Again you cannot install XP from another pc...also one copy of XP per pc and you are bordering on having this post closed for legality incidentally.
    I would bet either XP cd is NG or cd drive is.
     
  10. Dingus

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    Rich, I didn't think it was illegal, a road I definitely do not wish to go down. I purchased the XP CD from Misco Ltd. how is this illegal?
     
  11. Rich-M

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    " I formatted the drive and loaded XP using my own PC as the old one wouldn't boot from the CD drive." This just sounds like you are using your XP cd, like from a system you are already using vs one you bought specifically to do this. Sorry I wasn't assuming that, it just sounded like that could be a possibility and I knew a Mod might be asking that sooner or later....
     
  12. Dingus

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    I removed my own drive and used my own PC, as the CD works OK on mine, to load the NEW XP onto the OLD PC that ahd 98 on it.
     
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