Help on Bootup device

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by shinz, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. shinz

    shinz OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hello guys,

    My system does not recognise my hda as primary, no matter what i do .. it still recognises hda 80gb as my primary slave.

    Even if i set it up as primary boot up device, running it as the only hdd the system will still recognises it as primary slave.

    Currently, i have the jumper settings to Cable select, if i were to put it as master, Windows will not boot up.

    Please help me out guys.
    I have reformatted many times and tried almost everything.
     
  2. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    you not find an anser in #ntfs last night? :(
     
  3. shinz

    shinz OSNN Junior Addict

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    Noone could help me out...
     
  4. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    sorry to hear that, hopefully someone here will be able to :/
     
  5. Xie

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    /me pokes the cow
    its #osnn on irc.osnn.net now ;)
     
  6. Xie

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    wonder if it could have to do w/ mbr? did you try fixing mbr yet?
     
  7. shinz

    shinz OSNN Junior Addict

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    Yes, i tried asking on #ntfs and also #osnn. Noone could help me on #ntfs and noone replied to me on #osnn.

    I figured it could be the mbr, but how do i fix the mbr?
    I have OEM windows xp cd, i don't think there's any Auto Recovery Console or something.
     
  8. Xie

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    try that :)
     
  9. shinz

    shinz OSNN Junior Addict

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  10. shinz

    shinz OSNN Junior Addict

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    I don't have Recovery Console, like i mentioned i am using OEM cd.

    I don't see any Recovery Console.
    And i don't have floppy.
     
  11. Taggert_LOA

    Taggert_LOA Modding Addict Political User

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    ok when you boot from the cd and the window pops up that asks you if you want to install windows xp or reapir using the recovery console, hit r and the command prompt will come up that's the recovery console.
     
  12. shinz

    shinz OSNN Junior Addict

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    I don't have that options because i am using OEM cd.
    The only console that i see is Automated Recovery Console, is that the one that you are mentioning?

    But i think that is to recover the windows xp installation.