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Anonymous
July 6, 2004 11:06:37 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

I am currnetly facing a problem gettin my computer to boot
from my HDD. The operating system I am using is XP
Professional, I partitioned the HDD into 3, one primary
and two logical, all were 40GB each. I installed XP on the
C: drive (primary partition). However, when i try to boot,
I eventually get the message:

Verifying DMI pool date....

Boot from CD: then,

Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter


as if I cant boot from my own HDD. When I insert the XP CD
and press enter, it reads the cd for about a second and
then it boots fine and im all ready to go. I dont
understand why I keep needing to insert the CD on bootup
however. Under Disk Management the C: drive is my system
partition, and its tells me this partition is bootable.
So far Ive tried:
Rechecking jumper settings
Looking for obvious errors in the "boot loader" under
startup and recovery
Changing boot configurations in the bios
Fixboot
FixMBR

I dont know what else to try, maybe reinstalling XP? or
possibly deleting all partitions and starting over?
Please, Im open to all suggestions, Ive been going nuts
over this problem, I just want it fixed. Thank you.

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Anonymous
July 7, 2004 5:47:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

I would highly suggest backing up all of your data once inside Windows.
It does not matter how you chose to backup your data, a CDR is fine.
There is a possible easier way to do it all automated as well.

You can use the File and Settings Transfer Utility if you chose. Get
that by inserting your Windows XP CD, clicking Additional Options, and
then File and Settings Transfer (or something similar to that). Now it
will back up all of your data, then format everything, reinstall
Windows, and then use the File and Settings Transfer Utility to put the
software and files back on Windows ;) 

Nathan McNulty

Ameer K. wrote:

> I am currnetly facing a problem gettin my computer to boot
> from my HDD. The operating system I am using is XP
> Professional, I partitioned the HDD into 3, one primary
> and two logical, all were 40GB each. I installed XP on the
> C: drive (primary partition). However, when i try to boot,
> I eventually get the message:
>
> Verifying DMI pool date....
>
> Boot from CD: then,
>
> Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter
>
>
> as if I cant boot from my own HDD. When I insert the XP CD
> and press enter, it reads the cd for about a second and
> then it boots fine and im all ready to go. I dont
> understand why I keep needing to insert the CD on bootup
> however. Under Disk Management the C: drive is my system
> partition, and its tells me this partition is bootable.
> So far Ive tried:
> Rechecking jumper settings
> Looking for obvious errors in the "boot loader" under
> startup and recovery
> Changing boot configurations in the bios
> Fixboot
> FixMBR
>
> I dont know what else to try, maybe reinstalling XP? or
> possibly deleting all partitions and starting over?
> Please, Im open to all suggestions, Ive been going nuts
> over this problem, I just want it fixed. Thank you.
>
>
!