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tjmcs

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Hi, guys,

Had to install a new hard drive. IBM computer, ASUS P4V8X-MX mother board, XP Pro, SP3. Install went great, no problems what-so-ever. Ran windows update, downloaded what it showed. Now, when I first turn on the computer, just before the windows logo screen on normal boot, I get the message Reboot and select proper boot device or insert bootable media". Control-alt-delete, it reboots and boots perfect. Any ideas?

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noknojon

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Hello tjmcs
I would first run a disk check. Copy and paste this code into Run box and click OK. Your system will reboot after 30 seconds and run a full 5 stage scan and repair any errors it finds. This can take 1 hour depending on how much is on your computer. After the scan it should reboot normally. Do not shut down or restart during the scan, just let it complete.
CMD /C ECHO Y|CHKDSK C: /R | SHUTDOWN /R /T 30
Post back after you have finished.

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tjmcs

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Noknojon,

Check disk had no effect.

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Hello tjmcs:

Please ensure Hard Drive itself and connections are secure

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Hi guys,

All connections are secure. The only time I have the problem is on initial start-up. As I am still downloading and installing programs and updates, the computer funtions fine during mandintory reboots. Just on initial boot.

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