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How to install an internal hard Drive


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Perfect! Thank you... :blink:

Ok...let's save a copy of the current boot.ini where you can find it should we need it. In the boot.ini notepad window, click "File" on the toolbar and choose "Save As". Name this file boot.old and save it to your desktop.

Now copy the red text below...click "Edit" on the toolbar of the current boot.ini file that you have open and choose "Select All". Right click on the selected text and choose "Paste". Click "File" on the toolbar and click "Save". Close all open windows and reboot...any change?

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /noexecute=optin

Hi wannabe1
I have done as you asked but there is no change so what is wrong and do you want me to do anything else I saved the file and put it in a folder in case we need it.Thanks again

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I'm pretty cautious when working the boot.ini...maybe overly so. :whistling:

Copy the red text below and paste it to the current boot.ini just as you did last time...no need to save a copy this time.

Close all open windows and reboot...any change this time?

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect

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Hi wannabe1
:help: I followed your instructions and this time it asked me to select windows xp home and there was a count down so is it going to do the same at the next boot. let me know what to do next Thanks again

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Ok...I like that!

In the "Startup and Recovery" window, above the "Edit" button, remove the tick next to "Time to display list of operating systems"...click "Ok". "Apply" the change and click "Ok" again. Close all open windows and reboot...it should boot straight to Windows.
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Hi wannabe1
:help: I done what you said pressed the ok and then ok but the apply was not highlighted so I could'nt click it so what can I do now. Thanks again

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Click "Ok" to close the System Properties window and reboot.
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Hi wannabe1
:blink: now I am back choose f1 or f2 options let me know what next
Thanks again

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Let's see if we can find this problem in BIOS. Because all BIOS versions are a little different, all I can do is tell you what to look for. Reboot and, when you get the prompt, press F2. We want to check for two things.

1) There should be a setting for disableing "Halt on all errors" or something very similar to that. This setting needs to be disabled, turned off, or what ever option is available to "stop" the system from halting on errors that aren't really errors... :whistling:

2) See if you can spot where the IDE controllers may have been disabled. (I really don't think this one is the problem)

If you are unsure, ask...I'll be right here. Be sure to save any changes when you exit BIOS.
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Hi wannabe1
:blink: this is a list of thing in the bios
system time
system date
drive configuration
hard disk drive sequence
boot sequence
memory information
cpu information
intergated devices ( legacyselect options )
power management
system security
keyboard numlock
report keyboard errors
auto power on
fast boot
os install mode
Ide hard drive acoustics mode
system event log
asset tag

that everything that in the bios and I just remembered that the controlers are in the manage menu what should i do Thanks again

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At the top of the BIOS screen, there should be BIOS type and version. (Award, Pheonix, etc...) What BIOS do you have on your machine?
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At the top of the BIOS screen, there should be BIOS type and version. (Award, Pheonix, etc...) What BIOS do you have on your machine?

Hi wannabe1
is that the one that says revision A0l

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Edited by cheyenne 09, 18 August 2006 - 06:50 PM.

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I don't think so...

What's the make and model of the machine?
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Hi wannabe1
dell 8300

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Edited by cheyenne 09, 18 August 2006 - 08:26 PM.

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Hi wannabe1
:blink: I went and checked again right at the top it says bios version A01

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Edited by cheyenne 09, 18 August 2006 - 08:26 PM.

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Looks like this?
bios.png
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