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Hard Disk and Booting issue

I switch on my comp n after displayin the INTEL logo my comp says thus..."reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"...this doesnt happen everytime tho...happens 2 out of 3 times...when tis happens i press the restart button in my cpu n windows boots without a prob. can u pls tell me what the problem is? I'll giv u my sys info-intel 845 motherboard*P4 2.8 ghz*256mb ddr*Sata 4gb hdd* The BIOS info-under "BOOT"- silent boot -enabled Intel rapid bios boot -enabled scan under flash area -enabled boot from net -disabled usb boot -enabled under "BOOT device priority" 1st boot device-HDD 2nd boot device-disabled under "ADVANCED">"IDE CONFIG": IDE controller-primary pci ide bus -enabled hdd predelay -disabled primary ide master-not detected " " slave -HDD secondary ide master-not detected " " slave -not detected

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Check the power cable of the HDD is fixed correctly
Check the data cables is connected properly
Re-install the OS

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Go into your BIOS and on the bottom of your screen there should be a (last good config) of (fail-safe config) value for one or=f the F1 to F12 buttons. also. are you running a 4gb hdd??? or is that a typo? anyhow, XP REQUIRES 2GB at all times free if your hdd is running at less that that (cause its full) your boot up could be messed around. finally make sure that the little plug on your hdd is across the Master or cable select pins not the slave as this can cause probs too. good luck.

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    just looking at you details ... primary master should be your HDD user detect this by selecting it with the 'page up keys or down keys'
    and check the pin clip on the hdd. a diagram for it is on the top of the HDD device.

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