xp wont go past startup

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bigmatis

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i power up my pc to boot up windows from a cd. it boots and downloads all files properly.
after this it reboots like normal then preceeds to do nothing, trying to boot up from cd again. when booting up again it recognizes the files for windows but will not start the actual windows program.
 
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bigmatis said:
i power up my pc to boot up windows from a cd. it boots and downloads all files properly.
after this it reboots like normal then preceeds to do nothing, trying to boot up from cd again. when booting up again it recognizes the files for windows but will not start the actual windows program.
SATA hard drive?
 

bigmatis

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im booting from cd because this is a new computer with no software installed. im building my own pc.
 

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Check the Bios and check the boot order and make-sure your HDD is seen and set to First in the order.
 

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I think you mean the Bios doesn't see the Hard drive would that be correct?
 
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