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Okay,
To make a long story short.I was having some PC problems so I gutted the whole computer.I started over, put every thing back in the case, being sure to plug everything in right, etc.Now when I try to boot up I get the Boot Disk Error.I thought it was my hard drive so I tried two other ones that I have.But none worked.During the boot process it says primary drive or IDE not found(or something like that).I`ve tried to go into the bios and figure it out, but I cant do it.I have a Asus P99 motherboard.Oh by the way all of the hard drives have been wiped clean and have no O.S..And I have tried to boot from the CD rom with an XP disk to no avail.

If anyone has any suggestions or questions please let me know!

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you must have the bios set to boot from cd-rom.
and if the xp disk is a copy, it won't boot at all.
 

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Hi,

YOu need to make sure that your BIOS setup menu has the RAID feature disabled and not enabled. It may be searching for a Raid Array.
 

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Thanks for the help.It wont boot on my original windows 98 disk either,I`ll try the Raid deal.
Thanks again guys
 

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Okay I looked in the Bios and cant find any settings that say anything about Raid,would it say something else?

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jumpers

Be sure that the jumpers are set correctly on the hard drives that you are trying. You may also want to change the IDE cable and make sure that it is plugged in snuggly.
 

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Hi,

Let's back up a little. If you have an actual copy of the WinXP disk (not backup copies or reinstall copies)., then it should work this way:

First of all, use only one hard drive and one cd drive for this trial. Put the hard drive on the End of the ribbon cable, with jumpers set to master, and the CDdrive on the middle of the ribbon cable with jumpers set to slave. Then.......

Go into the bios setup menu and set your boot order to:

CDRom
Floppy
Hard Disk

While there, also make sure your PnP (plug and play) area is Disabled if using WinXP OS disk.

Don't forget to save before you exit.

Put the OS disk in the CDRom and let her load.

What happens when you do exactly as listed above?
 
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