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I have a problem regarding my harddisk.when i install windows xp by booting from cd rom.After dos installation of winxp when it restarts my harddisk is not getting boot.I have set 1st boot device to harddisk still its not booting from hard disk.plzz help

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  • ronaldo9 Sep 17, 2008

    when i run fdisk it shows error reading fixed disk.But it shows no error when i partitioned with winxp setup.

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Make sure you have the boot drive on the master of the IDE cable... and make sure your jumpers are set appropriately

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More than likely, since you say you did a DOS install of the OS, you did not set the FDISK parameters to set your primary drive. Insert the DOS CD you used to format the system. Boot to a DOS prompt and run the FDISK command. It should have an option, I believe it is number 2 or 3 to "Set primary drive". Select your hard disk 0 as this drive and you should be fine at rhat point.

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    Todd Gale Sep 17, 2008

    Do you have a CDROM drive connected to the same IDE cable as the hard drive? If so, move this to the other IDE connector. This is a known issue with some drives, especially smaller volume hard drives. This should fix that problem.

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