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xp new install problems

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November 16, 2002 8:35:49 PM

Hi,

I just built a new computer. When I boot it up, I need of course to have a boot record. So I put in my xp disk but nothing happens. It says boot record not found. I have changed the boot device order in the bios to have the cd drive read first. I dont know what else to do.

Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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November 17, 2002 12:35:03 AM

are you sure the CD drive is hooked up correctly?

<i>It's always the one thing you never suspected.</i>
November 17, 2002 12:43:07 AM

Yes I would assume the CD drive is hooked up correctly. It is detected in the bios and I can see that its there when it boots up. It spins and everything when a disk is put in.
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November 17, 2002 12:49:52 AM

I would have to assume the cd isn't working right. Try another if you have one.

Old age is a hoax.. Turns out to only be a severe back problem.
November 17, 2002 1:05:29 AM

#1: This, i can assure you, is not a problem with XP. I am gUESSING that maybe the cable for CD-ROM isn't hooked up properly (I.E. The power cable is fine, but the other one isnt.
November 17, 2002 1:42:40 AM

I meant the cd rom, not the cd. Sorry!! :frown:

Old age is a hoax.. Turns out to only be a severe back problem.
November 18, 2002 1:47:40 AM

The disk might not be a bootable disk...
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