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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dt37210, Jan 25, 2002.

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  1. dt37210

    dt37210 Thread Starter

    Jan 25, 2002
    sup people

    well im tryin to get this 2000 pro system to work. the problem im havin is that even though the bios is set to boot straight from the hard drive the system is lookin for a boot disk

    "boot failure
    reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device
    press ant key when ready"

    so then i put the win2k cd in and have to use that to boot into the os why wont the system after a fresh reload boot straight into the os whats wrong with the boot ini or the ntldr???????
    i would appreciate your help
    i was havin the same problem before with nt 40 so i wiped the os and reloaded with 2k but yet the same problem reamins
  2. Brooks

    Brooks Guest

    Oct 30, 2001
    Sounds like the master boot record is messed up on the hard drive. Even though the arc path in the boot.ini is correct, if the mbr is messed up it will not load.

    What I would try at this point would be to get a bootable dos or windows 9.x floppy that has fdisk on it. Boot with the floppy and run fdisk /mbr to rewrite the boot record. Then do a fresh install of 2000.

    If this still does not work, you might have some sort of physical damage to the drive.

    I also saw a reference to this error over at gateway.

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