Bootup help

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refcol2002

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Having installed xp pro after an upgrade to my computer i find i can only boot from cd, what have i done wrong have i connected a cable wrong or do i have to go into bios to change anything or have i installed wrongly even though windows actully runs after boot up.any help would be welcome as its a pain having to put my disk in first before boot up
 

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If you try to boot from the hard disk what is the error message you get?
 

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You'll need to go into the BIOS first to change your boot sequence, since you probably changed the option to the CD-ROM drive as the first device to boot from, in order to boot from the WinXP CD to install; check your motherboard's manual for more detail on changing it.
 

refcol2002

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tried changing the bootup in bios to hard drive and not put disk in drive and the message i get is not system disk reboot from disk
 

brahm

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Okay a little more

But you are saying that when you boot up with the XP CD you are able to access your harddrive and windows works and all?
 
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