I went through installing windows xp on my pc booting from cd, first through a sata hard drive, then again with an ide hard drive (i disconnected the connection and updated bios on each drive on every attempt so the drive wont show an error),both times when the initial installation is done (after if asks for language and location) and it restarts, it freezes each time on the windows xp logo and wont go any further. all i have installed is the motherboard, a cd drive, and the hard drives i need help
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Re: asus m2n-mx se plus windows xp wont boot
All you need is the hard drive manufacture's setup software. Flashing you're bios is not the answer. On each drive (SATA & IDE) is the name & model number. Go to the Mf's site & download the free setup software, tools & utilities. Most sites will list software you can download to creat a bootable floppy disk or software to creat a bootable CD. Run the software on the SATA drive. Than unplug the SATA data cable & connect one IDE at a time. Again down load the Mfg's setup software. Do the same for the other IDE. Disconnect the data cable for the IDE drives. Do a fresh install of windows. (DO not allow windows to format the drive)! Just install windows & the motherboard drivers. Than update windows. Durring reboot press & hold the power on button on the PC untill it powers off. Connect the two IDE drives. Check the pin settings on the IDE drives. Set AS; Primary IDE drive 1 as master with a slave. Set IDE two as a slave drive.
Check the bios Boot setting. Make sure the SATA drive is listed in the boot order. Save & exit the PC. Windows should boot just fine.
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Try to remove the battery from the MB, and next time you try to install WIN XP, when you are asked how to format your drive, chose quick NTFS formatting; disable floppy drive in BIOS, because it might try to boot from it (and I suppose you don't have one), and in boot sequence (BOOT DEVICE PRIORITY) set cd-dvd as first, and HDD as second, and turn off any other device as bootable
Check the BIOS settings at boot up to see if you can select the primary hard drive there. Several motherboards have this option and it's buried in the boot settings. Let us know how it works out and good luck...
it seems like it is not recognizing the hard drive, the error is coming from the cdrom/dvdrom. make sure that the hard drive is jumpered to slave,and the cd/dvdrom is put on the other ribbon cable set at master drive
You may need to set up the RAID array before it will be detected. Look in the BIOS and see if there is a way to set up the RAID array there. If there isn't, watch as the PC boots up and see if there is an option to go into the RAID settings before windows starts. You may need to actually create an array before it will be seen.