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Windows XP boot up problem

By kshow
Nov 12, 2009
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  1. I have just installed WIndowsXP to my computer. My computer stopped working 2days ago so I went and bought new HDD(Wetern Degital WD10EADS-M2B) and installed windows XP. Everything seemed fine, but every time I boot up my computer the computer ask me to insert the windows system CD.
    If I start up my computer this messege will come up.

    Boot from CD:
    DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

    I have to have my windows OS CD inserted to start up my computer at the moment. I don't know what I did wrong and I have no one to ask around me. I would appreciate any help on this.
    Please help the computer newbie.
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,428   +217

    Did you place the hard drive as the first boot device in the BIOS?
  3. kshow

    kshow TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My first boot device is CD drive followed by hard drive.
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,428   +217

    Change it to hard drive first and see if that fixes it.
  5. kshow

    kshow TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I changed it but my computer gave me same message. I had to change it back CD drive first in order to start the computer up.
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,428   +217

    Although it is new, there may be something wrong with the hard drive. Did Windows install on it without any problems?
  7. kshow

    kshow TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Windows installed with no problems. However, i was unable to install my motherbords driver. When I put my driver CD this message will pop up.

    The system can not recognize the CD. Please insert the correct CD into the CD-ROM drive.

    I was thinking maybe all of this is because my motherbord is have some trouble or it is about to die.
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,428   +217

    Something seems wrong with either the optical drive or the driver that Windows is supposed to provide. Do you have another CD/DVD drive you can use, maybe temporarily? Even though the CD drive seemed to install Windows ok, I wonder if there are installation errors due to a flakey CD drive. If you can get another optical drive, see if it will recognize the motherboard driver CD. If not, then see if you can reinstall Windows and see if that clears it up.
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