XP Not booting from HD

By nfractal ·
Have a problem here, while installing XP on a PIV system with a Intel MB, setup copies files to HD, but does not boot from the HD again on restarting.
BIOS options are all ok - in order with HD, CD-ROM etc.
The HD is master, and CD-Rom is Primary Slave.
It keeps booting from CD ROM everytime.

How do I get across this problem ??
PS: Tried installing Ubuntu but got the same problem. Also, the HD is properly formatted - FAT32 and in ext3.


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Is the CD drive empty?

by OldER Mycroft In reply to XP Not booting from HD

Even if the BIOS order was CD, HD, etc - if the CD drive is empty it'll then boot from the HD, surely.

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by ramuvr In reply to Is the CD drive empty?

It sometimes sucks to have this problem, the solution is to try connecting the HDD on as secondary master. sometimes it works and you shud be trying all those comibinations. Is there anyother OS already installed? If no, then check if your CD is a bootable one!!!

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