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When in doubt do without, that is remove the new hard drive cable and power, remove the DVD drive and try loading booting the XP from just this CD device. Enter the BIOS and check if the system sees the device. If it's not found in the BIOS then you'll never boot anything. Address it as the Primary device on the cable (I don't use CS) and see if the BIOS sees it.
If you get CD device seen in the BIOS then try to boot the CD in it. If it boots then power off and connect up your 40gb drive (optioned as Primary) on the other cable. Now power on as check the BIOS for the drive and the DVD device. If both are seen then boot the cd and try to load XP. After it's up and running install the other CD device as a Slave on one of the cables.
your harddisk got virus or some bed indexing units. I also get this eerror then i have win xp bootable disk then i boot my cxomputer with win xp and go to recovery console then type "chkdsk /r"then press "y" then it fix the eror on disk then i restart winxp and all worrking fine but my system has some virus theh i remove all virus from it with avast antivirus in boot time.
Ok, to get into the bios you need to hit F2 when the computer first starts up, when in the bios change boot order to CD drive, save settings and exit, the computer will reboot and you should be able to boot from CD. Any probz post back
Try and do a XP repair: Boot the PC with a Win XP cd.
When you boot with the Win XP install CD-ROM, it loads a minimal operating system, similar to DOS, but compatible with Win XP. At the first screen you select install Win XP (not Recovery Console) and at the next screen it will find that you already have Win XP and offer to attempt a repair. This repair should not touch your applications, it just reinstalls the Windows files. This is great because when it works you don't need to reinstall all your software. If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe