Urgent help needed.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ming, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    I've got a problem with booting my pc after I rearranged the partitions and formatting the drive.
    The machine now boots from Network or at least tries to boot from network and I can't get the thing to boot from the Hard Drive. I've not touched the BIOS in the 2-3 years that I've had this machine and this is the first time it's happened to me.

    Does anyone know where the problem may lie?
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    If you have formatted the drive it will look for the next device in the boot order...
     
  3. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Yea, I haven't touched the boot order.. floppy>CD>IDE
     
  4. RickyC

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    Have you tried installing your OS from CD yet?
     
  5. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    arghhh.. I'm soooo stupid.
    I think I found the problem now... Think I forgot to set the primary partition to Active. :blush: hehehe
     
  6. ming

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    Yeah, spent an hour trying everything out... but it didn't bother looking at the HD. I think I've got it now after accidentally seeing "Set Active Partition" when running FDisk. :p

    I'll update in 10mins after I've finished with Ghost restore again.
     
  7. ming

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    errr... What's NTLDR??

    screen says NTLDR is missing, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
     
  8. Moonwraith

    Moonwraith Moderator Folding Team

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    Urk. I've only had that error once. Which was when I'd installed windows on my brother's HD on this pc, and then took it through to his and just hoped it would work. I never found a way to sort it, there are guides to it if you google though
     
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  10. RickyC

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    Set your CDROM drive as the first boot device in the bios, then install your OS from CD. When the puter reboots, go into the bios and change it back to normal. Should sort the problem out.
     
  11. ming

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    nice find. it helped to get part of winxp loaded. :p
    I'll have to wait until end of jan to sort out my pc properly. got too much revision to do at the moment.

    thx though.