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#1 rocker_man_2010

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 06:48 PM

ok, so I just got done building my own PC and im ready to install my OS,
but it wont let me, it acts like there isent even a disk in the drive.
I have set up my BIOS, and everything is ready, but it still wont load my OS. :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 06:58 PM

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:11 PM

Make sure the optical drive is the first boot device in the BIOS. It is also possible that the drive isn't plugged in. The drive and/or disc might also be defective.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 06:42 PM

Make sure there is power to the drive too. Are you using SATA or PATA or IDE drives?

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 07:20 PM

Make sure all your cables are plugged in power and IDE/Sata data cable are in properly.
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 07:21 PM

Im using SATA, and there is power going to the drive, I even checked it w/ a Volt O Metter and everything checks out, im thinking that my XP disk is bad

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 08:26 PM

If you have a friend or another PC, you should check to see if the disc will run in it. If the disc is bad, Microsoft or the vendor should replace it.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 07:34 PM

all right thnx 4 the help, ill try all ur ideas and wright back

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 08:34 PM

Ok so I tried all of your ideas (except replacing my disk) because I donít have the money for that right now.
This is what came up this time when I tried to boot up

Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter

So I did as instructed and it asked me to make a RAID/AHCI Driver Disk I had the choice of a 32bit disk or a 64bit disk to make so I made the both and tried to boot up Agene and nothing changed all the same Messages.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 04:04 PM

What motherboard make and model are you using? and what DVD/CD rom drive are you using? I have not had the luxury of using SATA yet so I will need to look up the manuals to check on your installation procedure. I know for SATA HDD you need to install the SATA/Raid drivers prior to installing windows. I am not sure about the dvd/cd rom drive.

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 06:47 PM

The mother board that im using is the "ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD"
and the CD/DVD drive that im using is the "SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW CD-RW CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVDĪR DVD Burner" It didnít include any insulation software so I just assumed it was a plug and play device

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 07:00 PM

I have an ASUS M2A-VM motherboard.

I first suggest that you only have two drives installed when attempting to install XP: 1 drive which will be your Master hard drive...and 1 optical drive.

I suggest going to the Drives tab in the BIOS...and ensuring that your SATA drive is listed as your 1st Master or whatever.

Then go to the Boot tab and ensure that your SATA hard drive is listed as the first boot device.

Save settings...try the install. You need to have the SATA driver on a floppy for XP to get it at the proper time, otherwise it will be no go.

You are right, your optical drive is PnP.

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