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Old 04-03-2006, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My computer will only start if i boot from disk. I boot from disk then go to the "windows setup" screen then after i try to reformat it, which won't work, and reinstall XP. I restart the computer than windows boots up using the disk. If i shut it down the same thing happens again. The somputer has a 40gb hdd and a 14gb hdd with the xp on the 14gb hdd. The computer has 2 disk drvies. One is a DVD-ROM the other is a CD-RW. The windows xp cd will only boot up using the CD-RW drive.

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Sounds like there might be a driver conflict or a hardware conflict. When you do it dont do a quick format. Do a full format as sometime it wont take with only a quick.
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i didn't do a quick i did the full one and it said that the hard drive might be disconnected or be corrupted or something like that i did it to both of the hard drives and the same thing happened to both
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try disconnecting the other drive that isn't having the os installed. Then try installing. if that doesn't work try a different drive cable and or ide chanel. If that doesn't work you might need to use bartpe.
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oh also make sure your bios is settup correctly, that all of your drives are being read properly.
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