holding 20:36 09 Aug 2003

i just shutdown my pc unpluged a cd drive and boot and it won't do anything it checks the system but does not got passed the system check when computer starts i also recently installed windows xp professional upgrade from 98se i tried plugging the cd drive back in but that does not help i changed them to masters and slaves and the otherway round but till it does not go any further than the bit at the beggining

  rawprawn 20:50 09 Aug 2003

Make sure all the connectors are seated properly

  JIM 21:03 09 Aug 2003

Are the lights on the case on bootup normal colour? (as they were before)

  User-312386 21:06 09 Aug 2003

it sounds as if you will need to go into the BIOS and disable CD-ROM

  krypt1c 21:23 09 Aug 2003

Will it boot up from a floppy startup disc ?

  User-312386 21:29 09 Aug 2003

thats if holding has downloaded the 5 discs for startup

  steve12345 22:28 09 Aug 2003

Following on from madboy's suggestion, you could go into the bios and change all four eide channels to AUTO so that your PC will look for all the drives that are connected.

  fred 22:42 09 Aug 2003

Is it set to do a first boot from CD?

  Bodi 22:45 09 Aug 2003

your computer, it may be well to check all connections to make sure you have not inadvertantly disconnected something.


  Tree3 11:17 12 Aug 2003

i got it working finally

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