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Pc wont boot up after reformat.

I wanted to reformat my computer but it wouldn't boot from the windows xp CD rom, I tried everything with no luck. I took my hard drive out and put it in another computer to reformat it and it worked perfectly but when I put it back into my pc it wouldn't boot up, kept giving me a blue screen saying that the hard drive was either configured wrong or there was a virus. I don't know how to fix this problem...any help would be appreciated

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Usually after you install an operating system on one computer and then install it on another one you most always have to do a repair (not a recovery). Make sure you choose the repair option after you have to hit F8. Reason being for the repair is that a big part of installing Windows is that it configures the devices that it detects in that machine at that time. So putting the hard drive into another computer it needs the repair to detect the devices that must be configured to that pc.
Try another cd rom drive or the one that was in the other machine. All cd rom drives do not work on all pc's. Then go to the bios/at boot option choose the cd rom drive as first then disable all other boot devices at this time. You will go back after the repair and leaving the rom drive always as the first boot device/hard drive second/ and your choice third. It's best to leave the cd rom as first at all times because by default the system will search for a bootable drive. If no disk is in the rom it will naturally go to the next device; being your hard drive. This is a little assurance in case you can't get into the bios to reset the boot order for some reason one day, it should already be the boot drive. Try to let me know if this doesn't help there's always a few more tricks to try.
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Try this :

1. Clear CMOS or JBAT memory by pull off the jumper on the motherboard for 5 minutes and put it back. ( different motherboard have different method to clear cmos, do your research on the net).

2.Check the jumper of you IDE/Sata hard disk and ROM drive. Make sure the jumper is at appropriate location : master/slave/cable select

3. Enter BIOS setting. Default all setting of BIOS. Go to boot sequence setting. Change 1st Boot from : CDROM Drive.. 2nd boot drive : Harddisk.

4. Check harddisk priority boot option (if you're using more than 1 harddisk)

5. Save & exit. Format as normal.

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After format your computer will not boot if don't have the Sys files on it. Try to put your hard drive back to your computer and start booting with some cd with hard drive utilities like http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

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