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Cannot Load Windows Off Hd


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#1 90awdturbo

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 09:22 PM

For some reason I cannot load windows off the HD after I've installed my new Motherboard. When I start the computer with the Windows CD in it comes up press any key to load windows, if I dont push any key it loads Windows but if I do it goes into Windows Setup. When I change the boot priority to HD from CD it gives me a system disk error. I've already made sure that the HD with Windows on it is the Master. Thanks in advance.
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Posted 02 September 2006 - 09:32 PM

What version of Windows XP do you have? OEM, factory(Dell, HP, Compaq,..), full retail? When you change the motherboard XP detects that and may not load, especially if it is a factory OEM version of XP.
What type of motherboard did you have, and what kind do you have know>
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Posted 02 September 2006 - 10:47 PM

If XP is already installed on your hard drive the method described by Fred Langa in the following article may be of some help:

Langa Letter: XP's No-Reformat, Nondestructive Total-Rebuild Option

Fred Langa shows you how to completely rebuild, repair, or refresh an existing XP installation without losing data, and without having to reinstall user software, reformat, or otherwise destructively alter the setup.
http://www.informationweek.com/windows/sho...cleID=189400897

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 08:48 AM

Nice link Enthusiast! Thanks!
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