[ u r g e n t ] trying to install XP PRO

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by jonex, Jan 23, 2003.

  1. jonex

    jonex OSNN Junior Addict

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    alright.. i'm trying to install my XP PRO on my brand new system that i got today... but guess hwat it doen't work! >:eek:
    i get a "couldn't find NTLDR" message.. ok.. i tried MS knowledge base, and boot disks .. but when i tried the boot disks.. all i would get after the 6th disk is a "STOP: 0x000000ED UNMOUNTED_BOOT_VOLUME" WTF??? i tried again MS knowledge base but still didn't work.... well anyone who can help me...

    (what is wrong with windows anyways.. the NTLDR is on the bootCD.. i don't get this..)
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    See if you find an answer over here. :)
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Here is something else you might want to keep handy>

    UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

    If this is the first time you've seen this error screen, restart your computer. If this screen apppears again, follow these steps:

    Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation ask your hardware of software manuufacturer for any windows update you might need.

    If the problems continue, , disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable compontents, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

    Technical Information
    ***STOP: 0X000000ED (0X823D7BB8, 0XC0000006, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)


    THE FIX:

    Boot from the CD to the Recovery Console

    Type: chkdsk /r (and wait FOREVER)
    Type: fixboot
    Type: exit
     
  4. jonex

    jonex OSNN Junior Addict

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    i've seen that site too.. but the problem is i'm NOT installing over Win95,98,ME or whatever.. it's brand-new.. i really don't know what to do.. :(
     
  5. jonex

    jonex OSNN Junior Addict

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    the problem is: i can't boot into the recovery console cuz it keeps telling me that it couldn't fined the ntldr

    EDIT: sorry for the double post
    EDIT#2: thx for taking the time
     
  6. scsa20

    scsa20 Simonsoft Network

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    if it was coustem built, are you sure the hard drive is plugged into the motherboard?? how about to the power suplay??

    just throwing that in to be sure.
     
  7. jonex

    jonex OSNN Junior Addict

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    @scsa20:
    well it's built from custom pieces chosen by me.. but built by a company.. the HDD shows in the BIOS!
     
  8. aenima1724

    aenima1724 Guest

    what os came with it?
    is the message coming up when you try to boot from the xp cd? or when you boot from the hd?
    is it a boughten copy of xp pro?
     
  9. baser5nature

    baser5nature OSNN Addict

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    If you are doing a fresh install you don't use the recovery console... you have to format your drive and run setup off the cd...
     
  10. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    I'm going to assume that you are booting from the CD, since you said it is a brand new system, meaning there has never been any data on the hard drive. In that case, since the error is relating to the NTLDR it most likely means that the CD is not bootable. If you have a legal copy of XP, then I don't know what to tell you.

    STOP: 0x000000ED UNMOUNTED_BOOT_VOLUME most likely is you are using ATA controllers. If that is the case, you need to press F6 when it tells you to, so that you can load the controller drivers. XP considers ATA to be SCSI when installing.
     
  11. Mr. K

    Mr. K OSNN Occasional

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    As my suggestion is pretty simple, you may have already checked, but I was once totally clueless until I thought of it...

    When I got an error like yours, it turned out to be that the IDE cable was plugged into the drive improperly. The cable didn't have any markers (red strip or notch) so I couldn't immediately tell it was backward. Simply reversing the plug fixed the problem.

    Good luck!
     
  12. jonex

    jonex OSNN Junior Addict

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    alright.. thx y'all for the yips.. i went to sleep last night.. sorry for the late response

    But it seems like it is bootable since it doesn't give me any error saying "insert setup disk" or whatever..maybe i'll just go to the store to get a new one and return this crappy CD

    or could i maybe burn the contents of the XPCD to a blank CDRW/CDR and make that bootable(cuz it seems like the original is not..) how would i do that
     
  13. Burpster

    Burpster Guest

    a problem i ran into with the machine i built was i chained about 4 fans onto the same power connector that fed one of my hard drives ...it was detected in the bios but not the OS

    just something to look at and make sure each drive has its own power
     
  14. Alan

    Alan its only fun

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    Hi Jonex,

    Found this for you

    HOW TO: Create a Boot Disk for an NTFS or FAT Partition in Windows XP Click here

    Hope this helps you

    Alan
     
  15. jonex

    jonex OSNN Junior Addict

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    i saw that site also but the problem is it's an empty HDD.. i can't create a boot.ini because the HDD doesn't have an windows installation folder

    thx anyways
     
  16. Alan

    Alan its only fun

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    Quoting baser5nature, has the Drive been formatted ?

    This can be done of the Xp CD

    Alan
     
  17. jonex

    jonex OSNN Junior Addict

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    i don't understand.. why would i need to format the hardrive.. it's brand new.. and empty.. evern if i would try i would get the mssing ntldr error.. i can't to anything off the CD.. when i boot from th CD i get that missin ntldr

    i get the feeling that the CD is not bootable.. can i somehow burn it to another and make that one bootable.. how would i go about doing this
     
  18. Alan

    Alan its only fun

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    It has to be formatted to accept the O/S

    At what stage in this procedure do you get the missing NTLDR Message.



    1.Start your computer and then insert the Windows XP CD into your CD-ROM drive.

    2.Your computer should automatically detect the CD, and a message "Press any key to boot CD" will be displayed for 5 seconds.

    3.Press a key and the CD will begin to load files that are needed to begin the installation. This make take a few minutes.

    4.When asked if you wish to install Windows XP press Enter.

    5.You will be presented with the End User Licensing Agreement. Press F8 to accept and continue or press F3 to cancel the install.

    6.Select the partition in which you wish to install Windows XP and press the Enter key.

    7.The next screen asks if you wish to use the NTFS file system. This is the preferred file system, however, if you choose to use FAT32, you will not have all the security and stability features of Windows XP.

    8.If you previously had an Operating System installed you will be given a choice of Format options . Select the Format option of your choice. When asked to start the format, press the "F" key. The formatting process may take quite a bit of time.

    9.Setup will begin an automated loading of files which will take several minutes.
    ***Note - If you are clean installing using an XP Upgrade CD you will be asked for a qualifying product at this point. Just pop the CD for your older version of Windows into the drive while the XP setup completes an authenticity check. Following this you will be prompted for the XP CD and setup will continue.

    10.After this is complete the computer will restart. Leave the XP CD in the drive but this time DO NOT press any key when the message it "Press any key to boot CD" is displayed. In 5 seconds setup will continue.

    11.The Windows XP Setup wizard will lead you through the process of gathering information about you and your computer.

    12.If you are connected to the Internet XP will prompt you to "Activate". If you choose not to activate at this time you will be prompted periodically over the next 30 days. At the end of 30 days, if you have still not activated you will no longer be able to access the Desktop. Information on WPA found here Technical Details on Microsoft Product Activation for Windows XP

    13.Following the Activation Screen you will be given the opportunity to Register Windows XP. Registration is optional and choosing not to register will not have any negative effect on your system.

    14.You will be required to enter your account password to gain access to the Windows XP Desktop.

    Taken from Here



    Alan

    P.S. I know its frustrating but hang on in..........I'm sure we will get it sorted for you :blink:
     
  19. jonex

    jonex OSNN Junior Addict

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    ok.. well i don't even get this far..
    my boot proces when CD inserted..
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    Verifying DMI Pool Data...
    Boot from CD: CDBOOT: Couldn't find NTLDR
    
    ok well i found something interisting.,.:
    before it says:

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    Scanning IDE drives...
    No drives attached to the FastTrak controller. The Bios is not installed
    
    that made me wonder too since the BIOS IS installed and it DOES recognize the 80GIG HDD
     
  20. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    u said a company built your computer with your parts. prehaps all they did was plug then wires in/seat the cpu etc. u may still need 2 load the bios as well as xp. what is the make of ur motherboard so we can find the latest bios for it?