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Posted 02 December 2011 - 12:35 PM
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 02:14 PM
I can't follow what you did, but to answer your questions:
BIOS doesn't "read" anything. If you boot to the bios you do so before the MBR is accessed.
If you boot to a CD or DVD, the MBR is not accessed (because the HD is not accessed)
Did that answer your questions?
Edited by rabbitHutch, 02 December 2011 - 02:16 PM.
Posted 02 December 2011 - 02:32 PM
Posted 02 December 2011 - 04:54 PM
Thanks, again, for the response, Allan.
If you are getting that error you are not booting to the cd or dvd. There are essentially three reasons you may not be booting to the cd:
1) The optical drive is not the first device in the bios boot order.
2) The cd is bad or not bootable
3) The cd drive is bad
The usual culprit it #1. Make sure your cd drive is the first device in the bios boot order, then make sure you are booting to an original, retail XP CD
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 03:49 AM
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 07:10 AM
The system BIOS is basically checking your hardware and, othen than the boot sequence settings, has nothing to do with a systems ability to boot.
Edited by caperjac, 03 December 2011 - 07:11 AM.
My answers are my opinion only,usually
Posted 03 December 2011 - 07:43 AM
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