Hi Have upgraded my system with a Gigabyte GA-8S655FX-L motherboard, Intel 2.8 Celeron D processor, 512Mb of memory. Board has the latest BIOS. I am trying to install XP Pro from disk. The first stage of copying files to the hard drive is carried out. But when the system restarts prior to the second installation stage I get the error message 'Error Loading the operating system'. I have checked the disk and it appears to be 100% any suggestions/similar experiences?
Hi CD is not faulty. I have the original CD, a SP1 version and a SP2 version. All produce the same result. I have verified the hard drive and the format seems OK. Sorry for slow response as I am using a very tired PC to get online. Regards notap
I fitted another IDE cable. Reformatted the drive. Started the XP installation. I am back where I started with the message 'Error loading operating system'. Should I disable SATA and Raid in the Bios? Any more suggestions?
The Solution A few nights ago I trawled the net looking for a solution to this problem. At this address click here I found the solution. The default value in the Bios for the hard drive is set to AUTO and it should be set to LBA for my set up. I did this and the install went smoothly. I am posting this solution here in the hope that others will be saved unnecessary suffering. Thanks to all who responded to my cry for help.
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