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operating system wont boot

Post by dingdandoo on Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:19 pm

hi guys,
on my computer im using windows xp professional and it wont let me boot it up. i have a partitioned hard disk and for some reason the other day i uninstalled samsung mobile software and i didnt have the choose of multiboooting which i usually did, it just booted to the operating system on the c drive which i do not use, i usually use the operating system on the d drive. i download partition magic and did a stupid thing by setting the d drive from logical to primary so both drives are now primary, which i found out is a big no go as you are only supposed to have one primary drive on a disk. Now because of this i cant boot up any operating system and get the error:

searching for boot record from IDE-0... ok

remove disks or other media
press any key to restart

searching for boot record form floppy... not found
searching for boot record form cd/dvd-0... not found
searching for boot record form cd/dvd-1... not found

any help as to overcome this problem? would i have to re-install the operating system or reformat the drive?

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Re: operating system wont boot

Post by Capt.Jack Sparrow on Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:51 pm

Hello,

Check the Boot order in the BIOS maybe it's noting set rite.


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Post by dingdandoo on Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:38 pm

Thanks for the response, i forgot to mention that i changed the bios order, so the harddisk is to load first but still get the same error

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Post by Capt.Jack Sparrow on Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:34 pm



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Post by dingdandoo on Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:11 pm

thanks capt jack,

the only problem is i havent got the windows xp disc because i got the computer given to me. So i might look for a cheap xp disc somewhere and try this out!

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