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Pc chips a33g no boot windows

I have a pc chips a33g board that will run linux just fine.when i try to install win sp3.(after a format)nothing happens.like i said i formated the entire drive did not work.even put in a window partitioin (dual install with pc linux).Please help linux is not family freindly.

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  • gsfletcher1 Dec 28, 2008

    not using sata plugs (duel plug board) using standard ide plugs.Was thinking of buying bigger sata drives good info to have thanks.Any other ideas?I working on 733mhz system now driving me nuts!!

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If you have a SATA hard drive your windows disk needs SATA drivers on it.
Download Driverspack from this site
http://driverpacks.net/DriverPacks/
Mass storage one
then copy windows CD to hard drive and use "Nlite" to install driverpack into it then burn windows to new CD and try again.
This should solve your problem

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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    David Dec 29, 2008

    When you try to install windows from a boot CD what comes up install screen or nothing.
    Sometime it may come up with "cannot find hard drive" or similar.
    Try downloading "Hirens Boot CD" burn to disk and boot from it.
    It has a lot of different utilities on it. Read on web site what it does.
    Because you had Linux previously installed it. your hard drive may not have "the Windows MBR" on hard drive so cannot find hard drive.
    the boot CD will install the MBR (Master Boot Record)
    Or use partition magic (on CD" to partition hard drive.
    If I was there could solve problem.
    You could also try a full format with one of the format programs
    I cannot remember what one I used but it did the job
    Whatever format program you use do not forget to make it active


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