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win xp boot problems

By AdrianC ·
After upgrading from windows 2000 pro to windows xp, i cannot boot to windows unless the win xp cd is in the cd-rom drive. The boot sequence is correctly configured in the BIOS. Also the Boot.ini file on C is correct. I have checked everthing else that relates to this on knowledgebase and still no joy. any ideas?

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by Fizzoid In reply to win xp boot problems

What is the message that appears, or does nothing happen at all? Is a clean insatll of XP an option?

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by AdrianC In reply to win xp boot problems

ERROR MESSAGE: DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

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by Widgey Woo In reply to win xp boot problems

Have you checked the MBR on you C drive? it is possible that your Master Boot Record and Metadata could be corrupt

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by Widgey Woo In reply to win xp boot problems

Or it is possible you might have a virus in the Boot Sector

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by Widgey Woo In reply to win xp boot problems

Or it is possible you might have a virus in the Boot Sector

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by Widgey Woo In reply to win xp boot problems

Enter Recovery Console From your XP CD by restarting the computer pressing r at the set up screen ,Press C to start the recovery console, select the installation you want to repair (if there are multiple installations) enter your administrator pass word and type help for a list of commands. there are two that I know of:
FixBoot Writes a new partition boot sector onto the system partition.

FixMBR Repairs the MBR of the partition boot sector. This command only overwrites the master boot code, leaving the existing partition table intact. If corruption in the MBR affects the partition table, running fixmbr might not resolve the problem.

It May Be Worth A Try
Hope This Helps

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by AdrianC In reply to win xp boot problems

Tried that - no cigar! Thanks anyway

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