I'm sure I'm being thick here but I could use some help please.
I have replaced a duff MB and CPU and am trying to get the system working again. It's XP Pro, an Intel D820 with 1Gb ram. I have set the HD to Master on the first connector of the Primary IDE cable with a removeable HD caddy on the second connector (No HD in it at present but would set that to Slave when installed).
I have a CDRW set to Master on the first connector on the secondary IDE cable and a DVD (reader) set to Slave on the second connector.
I have the XP CD in the CD drive when starting, as I believe I have to do a windows 'repair' to delete old drivers etc. BUT the CD isn't running and I'm being asked what mode I want to boot into.
thanks for the response. I've just checked and, although it's detecting the maxtor HD as the Master, Slave not detected, on Primary (correct) and the CD as Master and DVD as Slave on Secondary, in Boot it only mentions CD??
sorry if I wasn't clear. I was referring to what it showed in the first screen of the BIOS. The in the BOOT screen, there isn't a list that reflects, the first screen - it only refers to CD. I pressed F10 and it still tries to boot either normal/safe etc. and then the dreaded blue screen.