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Solved: Error after installing windows xp

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cherbrig, Jan 27, 2007.

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  1. cherbrig

    cherbrig Thread Starter

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    I installed windows xp on a new hard drive...Now when I turn the computer on I get an error...A DISK READ ERROR OCCURED press CLT+ALT+DEL to restart...when i press CLT+ALT+DEL the computer will restart but I keep getting the same error...and windows won't start


    Cheryl
     
  2. techy689

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    Is this a legite, full copy of Windows XP?

    Also, did you format any preexisting partitions, and create or merge a new partition?

    Try inserting the Windows CD and selecting Repair.
     
  3. cherbrig

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    Yes it is a legite full version of Windows XP Home Edition...The Windows XP CD formatted the partition, before it installed the windows program..Getting ready to try and repair from the CD...
     
  4. techy689

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    let me know if there is success.
     
  5. cherbrig

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    Repairing was unsuccessful...I've received a few suggestions, like going into the Bios and activate "Load Fail-Safe Default", Disabling IDE bus Master, Repartition to FAT32...But am afraid to try them if fear that I will mess computer up more than I already have...I see that you are a senior member...Any suggestions...I think that the problem might just lie somewhere in the Bios...But that area I have no experience in what so ever...
     
  6. techy689

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    So you think there is an error with the Bios?

    Reset you BIOS to default settings.

    Try this, and let me know what happens.
     
  7. bbearren

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    Or you can just go into BIOS on startup and reset to defaults. Same result without opening the case.
     
  8. cherbrig

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    First let me say thank you for all of your input it is great appreciated...
    Couldn't reset Bios to default...I was able to get to the Bios menu but I couldn't navigate around in it... It was like my keyboard was frozen...But I was able to use the F1 key to get the settings...

    Now I am getting a "No Operating System found"... Could this be because I installed the hard drive in another computer as a slave...there deleted the partitions, created them and installed Windows XP?...The Windows XP program was installed and I was able to use it...But now when I install it in the computer I've been working on I get the above error.
     
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    Yes. The boot files, NTLDR, NTDETECT.COM, BOOT.INI are always placed on the boot drive. Since your installation was on a slave drive, the boot files didn't get written to it.
     
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    You always have to install the system on the machine you're gonna use it on.
    Installing it on another machine and then transfering the HD will fail.
     
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