Ok so here is the situation..
I had an Emachine , but gave the emachine mobo to a friend , and I then took out a Soyo 7SBB mobo that I had and put in into the PC.I had a 20GIG Maxtor in the emachine that I took out and also put into the new case.
The HD has WinXP Pro.The motherboard comes on , detects the HD , CD Drive , FDD , Memory , etc;.
However the mobo does not boot into XP.Instead if gives me an error : Invalid System Disk
. I changed the IDE cable , set the jumpers to Cable Select / Master , Soyo help said I should reset the CMOS , which I did and I still get the same message.
I got the mobo in 99'.Never used it until now.I figured that it needed the newest BIOS upgrade , which I got , but when I boot to the 98se bootdisk , I get Stack Errors ( Stack Overflow..in config.sys , happens everytime with 10 different bootdisks).
My guess which I havn't been able to test due to the Stack errors , is that the BIOS is too old to even detect XP PRO.Soyo says XP is supported , but XP is just a revamped NT/2k which should be supported no matter what ( old or new bios ).
Hopefully someone will give me the answer