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Old 02-25-2005, 01:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok, ive started my newly built comp and it says when it loads:

Searching for BOOT record from Floppy...Not Found

BOOT failure
Insert BOOT diskette in A:
press any key to continue


what do i do?
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Hello,

If you already have an Operating System installed, then you've probably got a damaged boot record. You'll need to boot into the Windows XP Recovery Console (if you have XP) and type fixmbr when you've chosen a windows partition.
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i dont already have an operating system installed, brand new HD.
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it now starts and says: "searching for the primary.....etc"

then it says "Not Detected" and goes all lthrough them( slave/ secondary)
tehn it goes to a different screen and sayd:
"Searching for BOOT record from Floppy
Not Found BOOT failure
Insert BOOT diskette in A:"


i have my floppy drive connected to the floppy connector on the mobo, i have the CD-Drive connected to the secondary IDE connector using an IDE cable i took from my old comp, and the HD is connected to the primary IDE connector, using te cable it came with!

ok, what do i do?
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ok...

When you did fixmbr did it detect any OS partitions?
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If you dont have an operating system on the harddrive you need to get one to get into windows. You need to buy windows xp and put it in the cd-drive of your computer and set the bios to boot off the cd-drive. Then you can install windows xp on your brand new harddrive.
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