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thanks for your reply. ive gone into the bios and boot device priority but it was not on HDD neither is there CD/DVD. all there is, is removable device,
hard drive, intel (r) boot agent ve, disabled and atapi cd-rom which ive tryed but all it says then is - no boot file name recieved, boot failure - system halted, media test failure check cable. any ideas?
the boot device setup in the bios, if you set atapi-cd rom as first boot device. then hdd second. and fdd last.
it appears that you have a faulty connection from the IDE ( 40-80 wire cable ) that runs from the motherboard Primary/secondary slot. check the cable goes from motherboard to hard-drive and is connected firmly, also check the jumper blocks ( small white plastic block ) is set to master or slave on both devices ( cd-hard-drive ) if both on same cable set hard-drive to slave and CD rom to master. if they are both set as master or slave, they will conflict with each other.
if you need further help, please mail back.
mike @ compurepair.
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You can connect your HDD as primary or secondary, doesn't make any difference, anyway as you said I also suggest you to put it as primary. When you insert the Windows XP installation disk and you boot from your CD-Rom it will shows you all the disk and partition asking where do you want to install it.
(To boot from CD you have to enter in the BIOS and change the device priority at boot, let me know if you know how to do that)
At this point from the installation of XP you select your HDD, select to format as NTFS (Better then FAT32) and you start the installation.
At the end of the installation Windows XP will modify your MBR (Master Boot Record) to add a dual boot including Win95.
Be carefull that at the end of the installation from XP you will be able to read files on the old HDD containing Win95 but not viceversa, because Win95 cannot read NTFS partitions.
Oct 20, 2007 | Computers & Internet
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