XP Pro says reboot when started

By ranger_cole
Jan 8, 2003
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  1. Every time Xp Pro reboots or starts it says it has found new hardware and must reboot. I traced it to my slave hardrive formatted win 98 se fat32. Slave drive is a bootable drive and work fine. When this drive is removed the message goes away. In "Disk Management" you will see both as active hard disks. Disk 0 is the Primary drive (XP Pro). Disk 1 (win 98 se) is secondary storage.
    Disk 1 is "Not Initialized". When I try to right-click on the "Disk 1" icon and select "Initialize" it fails at the end of the process.
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    check your bios to see if it supports dual boots. sounds likeit doesnt.
  3. ranger_cole

    ranger_cole Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    XP Pro says reboot when start

    It has a boot menu F8 that allows you to boot from floppy, cdrom, ide0, ide1, etc. This function does work because I have booted from ide0 and ide1,
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