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hey guys! I got a "Error loading operating system"


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okay i will try
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i tried it and i still get that error, after the reboot part of the installation wat is it suppose to do
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Do you "press any key to boot from cd" just before this error? You should only tell the computer to boot from cd once at the beginning of the install. The second time the prompt appears you need to ignore it.

Edited by wannabe1, 20 September 2005 - 09:14 PM.

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i just tried it that way and it still dont work... is that bad?
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im also having the same problem... just formatted again using a different XP CD and I still get the "Error loading operating system". My hard drive worked fine before I upgraded so i dont know what is wrong!
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chuunarusamurai...

Time to regroup...Go back into the BIOS setup and make sure your boot priority is set as follows: First Boot Device = CD-ROM...Second Boot Device = HDD (IDE 0)...Third Boot Device = Floppy Drive (if you have one) Make sure to save your settings when you exit BIOS.

With the installation cd in the drive...Reboot. If offered the option of more than one OS, choose XP Home and press Enter.

Let me know if your settings in BIOS were set differently than stated above and if changing them has helped.

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the bios setting are the same as u said and just says that error
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bump?
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This is a very easy fix.


Go into BIOS, there should be an option to Load default BIOS options, or Load cmos defaults, something along that. Load them, exit BIOS and save. Problem Fixed.
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i only got load optimized, i use a n4 dfi infinity
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this is problem is super gay... still says the same thing
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Hello, chuunarusamurai.

Just to clarify, you went into the BIOS and selected Load optimized settings/defaults, then saved and exited the BIOS? If you did that and it's still doing that we still have a bunch of options left.

1. Boot into the recovery console using the xp cd you have, and try the following comands:

FIXMBR
FIXBOOT

2. Another method I know has very good chances is a low level format. Depending on what brand hard drive you have, (e.g. maxtor, western digital, seagate, etc..) you should download the software to do a low level from there website, and not use a generic one.

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FIXMBR
FIXBOOT


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Good call

That error means that for whatever reason, the windows setup did not properly write the boot code to the drive, or to the boot sector on the boot partition.

Anything funky we ought to know about, such as is this a multi-drive or multi-partitioned drive?
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not really, i got a maxtor drive i'll try that thing real fast and let u guys know wat happens
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this error is getting soo annoyin, its still sayin that gay error
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