Hi, My XP Home refuses to boot up. I can change the boot order but when the pc is booting up I can pause the window at " detecting drives" and it shows as Channel 0 Master & Slave" None", Channel1 it shows as Master & Slave C\D & DVD, I can change the settings but nothing ever shows in the Channel 0,it's always None.
When I open the ADVANCED BIOS SETTINGS the first option is "Hard Disk Boot Priority" and the setting is "Bootable Add -In Cards" (that remains a mystery to me). Next is FIRST BOOT DEVICE, that is set as C/DROM, next is SECOND BOOT DEVICE which is set as HARD DISK, next is THIRD BOOT DEVICE set as FLOPPY.
I have never been able to alter the settings in the Advanced Bios Setting, not sure what it actually means but read somewhere that didn't have any affect on the booting procedure.
I used a repair disc to access the pc and to exit from the disc I selected Reboot and it did just that, it rebooted and the PC ran as normal, but after closing down it was back to "non start again". Any suggestions welcomed,thanks Roy