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Windows XP Load Error on Startup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bobwright, Jun 1, 2004.

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  1. bobwright

    bobwright Thread Starter

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    I have:

    Windows XP Pro
    ASUS A7N8X Deluxe Motherboard
    512 MB pc2100 DDR
    Athlon XP 2800
    HDD-0 80 GB Western Digital
    Several additional hard drives


    I get a load error during the boot process.
    My boot order is as follows:

    Floppy
    CD-Rom
    HDD-0

    The floppy and cd-rom are empty. When I boot up the process looks like this:

    Boot from CD-Rom...
    Boot from CD-Rom...

    LOAD ERROR!
    Press any key to reboot

    Pressing a key brings me back to the same error message

    1. I replaced the hard disk and the ATA cable. Same problem.

    2. Windows XP CD starts, but does not load.

    3. Norton Ghost 2003 floppy starts and recognizes all drives

    4. Drive Image 7 CD starts and recognizes all drives

    5. Western Digital floppy with tools (Ver 11) starts and recognizes all drives

    6. Using a floppy boot disk, a floppy with AWDFLASH and a floppy with the lastest BIOS I was able to flash the BIOS

    7. A boot floppy starts and loads, but from the A:\ drive it doesn't reconginize the C:\ drive

    HELP!

    Bob Wright
     
  2. Lance1

    Lance1

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    This sounds as though the CD/ROM is problematic. Disconnect the CD/ROM from the IDE cable and try booting again.
     
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