restarting windows xp

  postie 13:18 03 Dec 2004

I have just fitted a new h/d but every time i restart my computer asks for the startup disk but as the bios setup had been set to ignore a drive it wont read so how can I get it to start

  Diodorus Siculus 13:53 03 Dec 2004

Do you have an operating system installed on it?

If not, you should be able to boot with your OS CD if you have one.

  Technotiger 13:58 03 Dec 2004

Hi, on startup hold down the Del key to get into BIOS, then you can make alterations to boot from Floppy or CD, whichever you have. I hope:-)

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:59 03 Dec 2004

Clean install windows XP
click here

  gunmender 14:08 03 Dec 2004

Have you checked the cables?
is it formated and has the bios recognised its there?
have the jumpers been set to slave?
Good luck

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