Boot Loops

By Plavdawg
Jun 23, 2005
  1. Trying to build new PC but...

    1. Can't Boot from CD Drive (after changing boot order).
    2. Put a working HD with WIN2003 Server installed and the boot cycle continually loops without going into OS.

    Any ideas?

    P4 Prescott 3.0ghz
    2 GIG Corsair DDR2 RAM
    PCI-Express 128mg Graphics Card
    P4 Extreme Motherboard
    160G Maxtor Diamond 10 HD - new/200G Western Digital HD with 2003 Server
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Is that installation compatible with your motherboard (i.e. installed on an identical PC with the same motherboard)?
    Is that HD the master on IDE1 and does it have a MasterBootRecord MBR?

    You can't just stick any HD in some PC and hope it works!
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