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Cannot get motherboard to boot from hard drive

Only options that seem to be available to boot from are the CD ROM or the floppy. I have loaded Windows XP Pro on the Hardrive but I cannot get the OS to load from the Harddrive so I can complete the installation process

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Have you checked the Bios to see if its actually recognising the hard drive?

Turn on the computer and I think on your bios it should be the f2 key to get into the bios, if its not detecting the hard drive you may just have a jumper on the drive set wrong

Let me know if I can be of further assistance

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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What is NTLDR error sir?


NTLDR (abbreviation of NT Loader) is the boot loader for all releases of Microsoft's Windows NT operating system up to and including Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. NTLDR is typically run from the primary hard disk drive, but it can also run from portable storage devices such as a CD-ROM, USB flash drive, or floppy disk. NTLDR can also load a non NT-based operating system given the appropriate boot sector in a file.
NTLDR requires, at the minimum, the following two files to be on the system volume:
  • NTLDR, which contains the main Boot loader itself
  • boot.ini, which contains configuration options for a boot menu.

This error means that NTLDR is missing somehow from your computer,hard disk problem,virus.etc
You can go to that page and follow the instructions exacty as he says and your problem will gone:)
http://www.tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm

Jan 12, 2010 | Abit KW7 Motherboard

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Trying to install Windows XP SP1 onto HD with this Motherboard. System will not boot from HD to start install.


Make sure your IDE hard disk drive is connected to IDE1 port and that the data cable is fully connected. Also check the jumper on the IDE drive. If you are using only one IDE hard disk drive set the jumper on the drive as a Master without a slave. If you are running two IDE hard disk drives set the primary drive's jumper as a Master with a slave. Set your second IDE disk drive's jumper as a slave. The master drive should be connected at the end of the data cable and the slave drive should be connected to the next data connector. Than check your bios settings. Power on the system and press the Delete key every 2 seconds until the bios menu loads. See page 3-1 in your manual. If you need the manual for the NF8-V MB click on the link provided below and download it;
http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/motherboard/motherboard_detail.php?pMODEL_NAME=NF8-V&fMTYPE=Socket+754
You'll also need the program Adobe reader to view the manual. Adobe reader is a free download; http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/
Once you’re in the bios go to page 3-4, Standard CMOS Features.
Follow the instruction listed for IDE HDD Auto-Detection. Your HDD should be listed here. Than see page 3-7 in the manual. Open Advanced BIOS Features. A normal boot menu for the Abit would read;
First boot device Floppy disk drive (If one is connected). 2nd boot device should be (CD-ROM/DVD-ROM). Third boot device should list your primary hard disk drive's (Model number). Load your windows CD into your CD-ROM drive.
Once the settings above are set, press the F10 key to save your changes and exit the bios. Your system will auto restart. Windows should begin to load.

Cheers!
Mike

Nov 18, 2009 | Abit NF8-V Motherboard

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Start up error message issue: floppy disk fail


if im correct, you havent installed a floppy drive yet...
while the comp is booting press esc (on some comps its F10 it should say on the screen) and access the boot sequence..in there there is a list of boot items...they always list floppy drive as the first boot drive in case you need to recover your comp...remove floppy drive from your boot list making sure that your hardrive (C) is first drive to boot.
After you get your comp set up, you may want to change that sequence in case you ever have problems with your HDD

add a comment if you need more help

Jun 22, 2009 | EliteGroup K7S5A Pro Motherboard

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Hi all was ok in till i removed my hard drie affter i shut down the system and turn it off i removedthe hard drive now system will not boot back up it will power on but wont boot up ive unpluged everything...


hi im josh in cebu phils.may i help you? friend try to do this things. first i suggest to change new ide or sata cable.if still persist.try the following:
Boot order: Traditionally, a computer is set to boot first from the floppy drive, and then from the main hard drive (Drive C). This means that the computer will check the floppy drive first for boot files. If there is no disk in the floppy drive, the computer will then go to the hard drive to look for boot files. That is why if you leave a non-bootable floppy disk in the drive and try to boot up, you'll get an error message such as "NTLDR is missing. Press any key to restart." or "Non-system disk or disk error." This can be changed to pretty much any order, including CD and DVD drives. It is useful when installing Windows on a new or just-formatted computer to set the computer to boot first from a CD-ROM drive, and then insert the Windows installation CD-ROM into that drive. This saves you from having to use boot floppies that might or might not come with the Windows CD-ROM. Good luck.

Mar 05, 2009 | EliteGroup MB ECS A770M-A 770 SB600 AM2+...

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Hard drive not found


When is your hard drive not recognized?

At boot or in the BIOS?

You might haven connected your hard drive correctly or you'll need to enter bios and select an option for bios to detect your hard drives and save the new configuration.... otherwise there is a serious problem with your hard drive not functioning.

At windows XP?

You might need to enter windows ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS in the CONTROL PANEL and click in COMPUTER MANAGEMENT in there click STORAGE/DISK MANAGEMENT you'll see all your connected hard drives, your new hard drive should be listed there, but may not have a letter assigned/partitioned or formatted. Do so and it will be recognized.

If you're trying to install windows XP?

It's probably because your PC has the new SATA interface hard drives, you need to load a special SATA driver through floppy disk during at the beginning of windows XP setup, for it to find hard drives on your pc. You need to make this floppy disk with files that are available on your motherboard CD, in there are all the instructions you need.


Jan 07, 2009 | ASUS M2A-VM (0610839149438) Motherboard

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I cannot boot windows xp


Hi praph_wicked, normal order would be, floppy drive first, CDROM second & Primary hard disk drive third.
How ever if your bios does not comply you can always press the F8 key every two seconds & that should bring up (Please select boot device). Which will look like this;

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Choose the CDROM drive with the windows CD in it.
If you have just one CDROM drive, make sure the jumper on the back side of the CDROM is set to "Master". If you have two CDROM drives connected, set one as master & the other to slave.
If using an IDE cable for the two CDROM drives. The CDROM at the end of the data connector is to be set as master, the 2nd CDROM connects to the next IDE connector & Its jumper is set to slave.

Good luck!
Mike

Dec 13, 2008 | EliteGroup P4M800-M7 Motherboard

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Does not come on


Hi, lets make sure you're hard drive is ok first.
The hard drive LED light staying on means the drive has some issues.
Enter you're bios by pressing the Delete every two seconds until the main bios menu loads. (Hope fully you'll have display on you're monitor while in the bios screen). (Instruction on how to move about in the bios is listed at the bottom of the menu.
Highlight Standard CMOS Features & press enter to open. Check if you're IDE Primary Master hard drive is listed. If yes & windows is not loading there may be a problem with the File Allocation Table, known as the FAT. Load you're windows CD into you're CD-ROM drive. Exit the bios. The system will auto restart. As the system begins to start up, begin pressing the F8 key every two seconds. This should bring up the, "Please select boot device" window. Highlight the CD-ROM by using the up/down arrow keys to the drive that has the windows CD in it & press enter. If windows does not see you're hard disk drive than there is something wrong with the drive. The drive just may have reached its end. To be 100% sure this is the case you'll need to download & create a bootable manufactures floppy disk that will check you're primary master drive. Look on the large white sticker on the drive & find its maker. Example: Seagate, Western Digital, Maxtor. ECT. Go to their web site & download their setup or tools & utilities software for creating a bootable floppy disk. Once created insert it into you're floppy drive & restart or start up the PC. The manufactures floppy software will load. (This software works out side of windows in a Dos-like mode). Instructions for testing/using will be listed on the manufactures web site. It’s very possible the floppy software can breath new life to you're drive. The bad news it will also erase you're drive. If there is a major issue that can not be repaired by the floppy disk than you will have done what good PC repair shop would have tried. Buy a new IDE drive. Let’s just hope the software can repair/fix the hard drive.

Good luck dintoe!
If you run into trouble just let me know & I'll help you through it.

Mike

Jul 31, 2008 | Gigabyte GA-8I845GVM-RZ Motherboard

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Cd rom message "no emulation" when booting the windows xp installer


when i install my windows xp professional i get a message prompting BOOT TO ATAPI CD-ROM: "NO EMULATION".... how can i fix this?Pls help me on this

Jun 07, 2008 | ASUS P4SP-MX Motherboard

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Problem ide


Hi gustabir,
try this first. (If I am understanding you correctly).
Power on the PC, press the Delete key every two seconds untill the boot menu loads. Go to the title, Boot. Set you're boot device's in the correct order. They should be listed as follows.
1st Boot device Floppy drive. (If a floppy drive is connected).
2nd Boot device CD-ROM/DVD drive.
3rd Boot device Hard drive.
(If you're CD-ROM drive is not listed in the bios main menu, than you're CD-ROM drive is not connected correctly). Please check the CD-ROM data cable is firmly & correctly connected), also check the power cable is firmly connected). If you are using more than one CD/DVD-ROM drive on the same data cable, check that you are listing the correct CD/DVD drive in the boot order. To change the drive's order while in the Boot menu, see page 34 in you're manual.
If the above does not address you're problem, please describe the issue/problem again.

If I can help you further, feel free to post.
Suggestions & comments welcomed.
Mike

May 27, 2008 | Foxconn (945G7MA-8KS2) Motherboard

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