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onelife

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Hi
I have a system that I builded but I would like to add other components (Dvd Player and Cd burner) When I assembled the computer the first time with just a Cd player I had the hard drive and cd player installed in the secondary Ide port (I just noticed that mistake) the system ran fine. After removing the CD player and istalling the hard drive on the primary Ide slot when I turn on the computer its says intstall bootable start up disk. I don't have a startup disk or do I know how to make one. Can anyone help? Also if I have the hard drive on the primary IDE slot is it proper to use the Dvd and Cd burner on the seconady ide slot Dvd as secondary master and Cd burner as seconday slave?

Thank you!
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do you have your xp disk?
if so...put the HD as the primary master on the primare IDE channel (make sure it's jumpered as master and on the end of the IDE ribbon cable) then put the optical drives however you like them on the secondary master (by your desctiption that would be cdrom jumpered as master on the end of the secondary IDE channel and the dvd drive jumpered as slave on the center connector on the secondary ide channel) put the xp cd in the cdrom drive...and reboot the machine...boot to the xp cd (you may need to change your boot order in the bios)...after the setup screen loads choose the R option for recovery console...once at the recovery console prompt type fixboot and press enter
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do you have your xp disk?
if so...put the HD as the primary master on the primare IDE channel (make sure it's jumpered as master and on the end of the IDE ribbon cable) then put the optical drives however you like them on the secondary master (by your desctiption that would be cdrom jumpered as master on the end of the secondary IDE channel and the dvd drive jumpered as slave on the center connector on the secondary ide channel) put the xp cd in the cdrom drive...and reboot the machine...boot to the xp cd (you may need to change your boot order in the bios)...after the setup screen loads choose the R option for recovery console...once at the recovery console prompt type fixboot and press enter


Thank you for your help I will try it this weekend when I have the time

I apprciate the help!! :whistling:
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