Solved: XP reformat, then problem.

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Installed XP on a rig last night that previously had Vista, which ran smoothly by the way.

Everything went well, started installing the network card and stuff.

I took the network card out WITHOUT powering off main power supply. oops.

Then restarted, installed software.

installed the card into its slot. restarted.

I now get this message

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Reboot and select proper Boot device
Or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key_
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When I put in my windows xp disk, to try and "repair" or even install a fresh copy.

It tells me...

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Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.

Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturing-supplied diagnostic or setup program.

Setup cannot continue.
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what the hell did i do?>
 
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Is it a laptop or a desktop?
Is it a custom or made by a manufacturer?
 
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Double check the connections to the hard drives, sounds like you may have dislodged either the power or data when you re-installed the network card.

Best to unplug each cable and reconnect it. Don't forget to check the motherboard end of the data cable as well.

HTH

Jerry
 
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