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PROBLEM INSTALING OS ON NEW SYSTEM

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PROBLEM INSTALING OS ON NEW SYSTEM

tyler.kelting
Here is my setup:
-Nvidia Geforce 6100 motherboard
-AMD 64 processor
-ATI 512 MB Video card
-500 W power supply
-Used 80 GB IDE Western Digital HD - Approx. 5 years old
-Used IDE CD/DVD Drive - Approx. 5 years old

Problem:
Sometimes message is:"DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER." when XP install disk is in.
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    Alpha-Male

    Have you verified the CD is clean and works okay? Test it in another system. Is it an original (legitimate) disc? Have you tried other media?

    You may have a problem with the CD/DVD drive....especially being older. Check your configuration hardware wise (master/slave) - check to see if it's set for cable select and consider changing that to test.

    One last thing you may want to look at is to check or replace your IDE cables.

    Good luck, hope something here helps.

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    ctrservices

    CD/DVD jumpers (sometimes Cable Select will cause this in some configurations), hard drive, mother board.

    This could mean a corrupted OS or a hard drive failure. It means that Int19h failed to find a useable MBR and could not boot the system. Try booting from a boot disk and see if you can access the hard drive from there.

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    sgt_shultz

    from the hd. if your xp setup disk is marginal as suggested by previous poster, this method might work for you.
    if your xp setup disk looks good upon inspection, i'd see if I could try another cd drive.

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    alphatech9

    Is the new HDD formatted? Some of them do not come formatted, I've seen this a lot.......

    Of course check the basics (plugged in, proper jumper setting etc...) then I would reformat.

    I would run a delpart CD or similar and make sure the HDD is clean and ready to accept an OS.

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    d.s.williams

    I notice you're trying to install XP.
    Maybe that is the problem and the PC is just trying to protect itself? Have you tried another OS?

    http://www.moffem.de/de/gefems/pic/019.gif
    (sorry, only in German)
    http://www.visualjokes.com/pics/car_win.jpg

    ;-)

    PS.
    Not that 2000 is necessarily any better:
    http://images.wikia.com/uncyclopedia/images/0/01/Buglist.jpg

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    Alpha-Male

    Have you verified the CD is clean and works okay? Test it in another system. Is it an original (legitimate) disc? Have you tried other media?

    You may have a problem with the CD/DVD drive....especially being older. Check your configuration hardware wise (master/slave) - check to see if it's set for cable select and consider changing that to test.

    One last thing you may want to look at is to check or replace your IDE cables.

    Good luck, hope something here helps.

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    ctrservices

    CD/DVD jumpers (sometimes Cable Select will cause this in some configurations), hard drive, mother board.

    This could mean a corrupted OS or a hard drive failure. It means that Int19h failed to find a useable MBR and could not boot the system. Try booting from a boot disk and see if you can access the hard drive from there.

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    sgt_shultz

    from the hd. if your xp setup disk is marginal as suggested by previous poster, this method might work for you.
    if your xp setup disk looks good upon inspection, i'd see if I could try another cd drive.

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    alphatech9

    Is the new HDD formatted? Some of them do not come formatted, I've seen this a lot.......

    Of course check the basics (plugged in, proper jumper setting etc...) then I would reformat.

    I would run a delpart CD or similar and make sure the HDD is clean and ready to accept an OS.

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    d.s.williams

    I notice you're trying to install XP.
    Maybe that is the problem and the PC is just trying to protect itself? Have you tried another OS?

    http://www.moffem.de/de/gefems/pic/019.gif
    (sorry, only in German)
    http://www.visualjokes.com/pics/car_win.jpg

    ;-)

    PS.
    Not that 2000 is necessarily any better:
    http://images.wikia.com/uncyclopedia/images/0/01/Buglist.jpg