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I want to install xp on the slave HD but i cant...

I would like to know my motherboard's manufacturer to flash BIOS to a newer version, because after the XP installation finishes the computer always says "error loading operative system" and i believe thats BIOS is the problem. The old 20 Gigabyte Hard Drive had windows millenium (cant boot from it, it says NTLDR is missing and i have no diskettes), then i bought XP and i installed it on the slave Hard Drive (boot from cd). BIOS version may not be able to suport the new hard drive because it have 80 Gigabytes, so i think the solution is to flash BIOS to a newer version, but for that i have to know my motherboard manufacturer. The only thing i saw on the motherboard was CA61 rev.B1. Is this the manufacturer? How can i find it?? Is there another solution?
(remember that i cant acess to computer, no bootable source)

PS: In this moment that computer remains useless and i need it working, this is my last hope or i have to pay to have it back.

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  • g_fial14 Mar 04, 2009

    I will try the solution #1, if doesnt work what can i do? Where is the problem? i shall buy a new motherboard then? Thank you for your time and solutions.

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    Guilherme May 11, 2010

    (the account im using to write the clarification requests is my only account now, i cant login in g_fial14)

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    Guilherme May 11, 2010

    I put the wrong mail so i cant acess to this account anymore to feedback, this is my new account

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Let me know if you got it working.... this is definitely fixable, without the bios upgrade, most likely. I'm still running a PIII class computer :) johncaman@hotmail.com (Messenger too)

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This is what you going to do.
first, take both drive out of the machine, change the pins. make the WinXP HHD to be the master. WinME as an secondary drive.
Reinstall the WinXP. reboot the machine, you should be at WinXP. and should be able to access the WinME hard drive.
don't need BIOS Flash or any fancy manuaval

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DFI is the board manufacturer. They may or may not offer support since this is a really old board by computer standards. Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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    Roy Lonsinger Mar 04, 2009

    You can try taking out the old hdd & changing the jumper to sl[slave] & the jumper on the new hdd to master. Then reboot & see if the computer boots into XP. According to your board it's a PIII mb so it might be cheaper to just upgrade to a mid level pentium core 2 duo setup.

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