Help on Bootup device

shinz

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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.
 

Henyman

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

Henyman

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

Xie

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

shinz

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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.
 

Xie

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boot from startup floppy disks or CD-ROM, choose repair option during setup, and run Recovery Console. When you are logged on, you can run FIXMBR command to fix MBR.
try that :)
 

shinz

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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.
 

Taggert_LOA

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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.
 

shinz

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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.
 

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