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windows xp boot problem

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Last response: in Motherboards
September 2, 2006 12:15:19 AM

so the ram of my cpu was causing the post to freeze, but now i have another problem. after fully installing a registered copy of xp, i restarted my cpu and it told me that the cpu was booting from the cd/dvd drive, eventhough that was out of its boot priority. it would prompt me to insert the system disk eventhough xp is fully installed. i tried messing around with the boot order in the bios but that still didn't work. i updated the bios, and still nothing. i also tried resetting the CMOS by shorting the battery jumper and removing the battery itself, but that didn't work either. so now i'm at a dead-end. could someone help me out? i never had this problem with my asus motherboards.

gigabyte 865g chipset ga-8i865gme-775 motherboard
intel 3.2 processor
1 gig pc3200 ram
200 gig western digital hd
all-in-wonder x800 xt
soundblaster audigy2 zs platinum

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September 5, 2006 4:23:06 PM

Did you create the partition and format the disk manually, or did you do it with the XP install menu? It will have that behavior if the boot disk/partition is not set active, or it may also do it if there is no driver loaded for a raid controller [and you are using the controller for the boot disk]