XP Pro says reboot when started

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ranger_cole, Jan 14, 2003.

  1. ranger_cole

    ranger_cole Guest

    Every time Xp Pro reboots or starts it says it has found new hardware and must reboot. I traced it to my slave hardrive formatted win 98 se fat32. Slave drive is a bootable drive and work fine. Both drives are on same ide cable. When this drive is removed the message goes away. In "Disk Management" you will see both as active hard disks. Disk 0 is the Primary drive (XP Pro). Disk 1 (win 98 se) is secondary storage.
    Disk 1 is "Not Initialized". When I try to right-click on the "Disk 1" icon and select "Initialize" it fails at the end of the process.
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Messages:
    5,920
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Was 98 installed first? Or xp then 98? That will give you trouble from the start. How do you get into 98?
     
  3. ranger_cole

    ranger_cole Guest

    Win 98 se installed 1st works fine on ide1 slave drive (was set as master for 9 months no xp then). win xp pro installed 2nd on master ide0. I press f8 on startup for boot menu and press drive I want to boot.
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Messages:
    5,920
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    I'm a bit lost here. XP has it own boot program which should pick up 98 at boot then give you the option of which OS to use. :confused:
     
  5. ranger_cole

    ranger_cole Guest

    I have heard of the boot manager for xp but where is it? How do you ge to it? When xp boots there is no screen/option on which os to boot to.
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Messages:
    5,920
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    I'm not sure on this as I have never used the xp boot manager but the boot.ini is located here in XP> Right click my computer/properties/advanced/startup & covery/settings. Have a look in there & see if 98 is being picked up. Did you load xp through 98?
     
  7. ranger_cole

    ranger_cole Guest

    No I did not load xp through 98 (I don't think). I changed win 98 se to slave and installed a unformatted drive as master rebooted pc with the xp pro cd in cdrom and began formatting ntfs and installed xp pro. I did go into xp and the only thing listed in startup and recovery is windows xp pro no win 98se.
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Messages:
    5,920
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Have a look over at this thread & see if that helps. I'm sure you'll be able to sort it out in there. :)
     
  9. Paul_Don

    Paul_Don Guest

    remove all jumpers from hard drives :p
     
  10. ranger_cole

    ranger_cole Guest

    I have found the solution. It is related to Goback 3. I had installed GB3 on win 98se drive many months ago. When I added win xp pro drive I installed GB3. I did not install according to roxio's website instructions. After uninstalling GB3 from win xp pro drive and reinstalling according to roxio's instructions no more error messages and no drive problems. VERY IMPORTANT to follow roxio's instructions on installing on dual boot systems! Thanks for all your suggestions.