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Cannot Boot XP from CD


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mrtypr

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Hi ,

Im trying to reformat my pc, and i cannot boot it from the CD. I do press a key when it tells me to and it starts normally

I have tried adjusting the BIOS to make the CDROM boot first. Didnt fix it? What else should i try?

Also i reset to default settings in the BIOS. Then discovered everytime i shut the computer down or press the power buttong to turn it off. It would just keep resetting. I couldnt even turn off my pc. I had to unplug it :S

can anyone help with these problems..
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what kind of keyboard do you have? usb or PS/2?

the other issue (no matter what the PC restarts) could be a PSU issue
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Im using a USB keyboard, Iys a G15 gaming keyboard

I fixed the restarting problem, just the booting from XP CD problem remains
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If your computer won't hold its BIOS settings you might want to check out the CMOS battery. That sort of sounds like your problem.
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Try booting with a PS2 keyboard instead of the USB one.
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OK, i tryed it with a PS/2 connection and it worked. I was able to go to the setup screen

Edited by mrtypr, 18 July 2007 - 03:04 AM.

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Ok, now another problem, I hit enter to "set up windows" It cannot detect a hard drive. Ive tried getting into the BIOS and i see that the Master is set to None. I let it auto detect a hard drive but it does not detect anything.

I can get the BIOS to set the Hard drive to Master. Which is what i think is the problem why the windows set up cannot detect a Hard drive.

But the thing is, this is not a new computer, i have been using this for a while now with no hard drive problems. I dont know why the BIOS and or the Windows setup cannot detect a hard drive..

Please help
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is it a SATA drive...if so you will have to press F6 during the setup and use the floppy drive to install the SATA drivers for windows to "see" the drive...
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