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November 30, 2007 7:46:51 AM

So I just built my new comp, it posted, etc. I got my linux LiveCD to work, shut it down, tried to install XP and it wouldnt work, gave me "Error Loading OS," tried several times with 2 working xp cds, no luck. Tried the Linux cd and now it gives me the same error.

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November 30, 2007 8:10:50 AM

Please ;( any night crawlers?
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November 30, 2007 9:00:05 AM

SuperiorRobot said:
So I just built my new comp, it posted, etc. I got my linux LiveCD to work, shut it down, tried to install XP and it wouldnt work, gave me "Error Loading OS," tried several times with 2 working xp cds, no luck. Tried the Linux cd and now it gives me the same error.


Get something to totally wipe your hdd (zero write/fill) - back to nothing then try again.

Also check your boot order.
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November 30, 2007 9:49:37 AM

I already told you about the boot order...
The problem was that when I ran linux it must have left some traces of life or something, and my wireless keyboard isnt easily recognized so i cant change the boot order to make windows CD go before broken linux, ahhh! LAme.
November 30, 2007 11:08:07 AM

I'm having kinda the same problem, finally got my new build to POST, went into the Windows XP installation (CD boot) and after it asked me in which partition i noticed that XP saw my HDD as 136GB and not 500GB (my motherboard CAN see it as 500GB) so i cancelled the installation... I try to install again and it gives me that "Error Loading OS" crap.

Any ideas other than formatting the whole drive?
a b B Homebuilt system
November 30, 2007 11:15:11 AM

rufio45,
slipstream you Windows XP with service pack 1 or better 2. Then it should recognize the entire hard disk drive.
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