Question about Microsoft Windows® XP Professional Full Version OEM for PC
Win XP Pro system, on boot system does not see HD's, can open BIOS setup and drives are shown, but not on boot.
Ok, there are a couple of things you can try. There may be a problem with your hard drive, you can test this with a program called SeaTools for DOS. You can download it from here:
You will need a blank floppy disk, as this program will make a bootable floppy. Once you have made the bootable floppy, just restart the system with the floppy in (You may need to change the boot sequence/priority in the BIOS settings). This will then load a Hard Drive Diagnostic program which you can then perform tests to see if anything's wrong.
You mention that by using a boot disk, you can load windows. SeaTools do have a Windows program that you can download and run from Windows. You can download that from here:
Another thing you can try, if you have an XP Pro setup disc. Boot from the CD, when it asks you if you want to Setup Windows, click yes. The CD will then perform a scan of your system and will tell you that you already have a version of Windows on the system. It will then ask you if you want to still Setup Windows, or if you want to Repair Windows. Click Repair. This will then re-install the system files for XP.
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Posted on Apr 19, 2009
Chose boot sequence to boot directly from the HDD . Also check if the Hard Disk is OK by connecting it to another PC. Check too that the power cables are snug tight and none of the pins are bent in the IDE slot. Now try booting first in safe mode & if successful go ahead and boot normally....sodeep
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
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