Originally posted by slavich
fif that, it does not boot because it boots from a harddrive, and for some reason as i said earlier, it boots only from the windows disk
I seriously have no idea what your saying. "it does not boot because it boots from a harddrive."??? What does that mean?
If you properly installed an operating system like windows XP sucessfully on a harddrive, then by changing your (Boot Sequence) in your BIOS from boot to CD - to boot to HDD..... Restart your PC and the OS will boot from HDD.
If it won't boot from the HDD, either it's not installed properly or there is a problem with the MBR or Master Boot Record. Try reinstalling the OS again on the HDD.
ALSO - What motherboard do you have? Does it have onboard SATA controllers? IF so, then also check the BIOS and determine if it also has a RAID controller. Sometimes those RAID controllers have adjustments in the BIOS, enable / disable or sometimes other options. THe default settings might be set for RAID configs.