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Xp failing to boot

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dobbin, Feb 16, 2003.

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  1. dobbin

    dobbin Thread Starter

    Feb 16, 2003
    Reinstalled win XP

    Fails to boot from CD drive, it then promts for system disk and has a black screen with a A drive prompt.
    The recovery CD does nothing when I restart.
    I thought that it would boot from the hard drive when the other two drives are empty?
    The BIOS shows the boot order: CD then A then Hard drive.
    How casn I get it to bypass A and boot from the hard drive?
    Help appreciated
  2. BTS '76

    BTS '76

    Dec 7, 2002
    during boot up, enter the setup and change the path to boot from C first. (hit page down, to change paths)

    you can also download the boot disks and reload the o/s this way.
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