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#1 nick2gb

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 09:02 PM

hello im helping a friend right now with his gaming computer, its built but only loads the bios and wont accept windowsxppro boot disc or the motherboard software disc. what should be done?

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 09:14 PM

If you can see the BIOS...first thing to do is check the BIOS boot options.

In order to boot from an XP CD, the optical drive must be set as the first boot option.

Clean Install Procedure with Illustrative Screen Captures - http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 09:15 PM

If this is a brand new build, set the date and time in the BIOS and set the CD/DVD drive to be the first boot device
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Posted 09 December 2008 - 08:40 PM

thank you very much for the response, however the first time we started it it loaded the BIOS i changed the settings and then i quit and saved/ restarted. when i attempted to turn it back on everything worked except the hard drive thus making the screen show nothing. someone help me pls x.x

i give my thanks to anyone who can help me with this problem




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