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I have this error:
Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Couldnt not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for addtional information.

I went to the Microsoft website, and i did all i could from what it said, but it didnt help. i tried CHKDSK /r, bootcfg /rebuild, expand D:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ C:\Windows\system32, and nothing has helped. This is my first computer i built, and i really hope to get it up and running again. Please help!
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Try tapping your f8 key from start-up and select "last good configuration".

Just to be clear on things, has this PC been running Ok and suddenly developed this problem? Or, are you trying to get it up and running having just built it?

If it's been running Ok and you have no explanation, try starting in safe mode and run your AV.

Any new hardware, drivers, driver updates lately?

Do you have a Windows XP disc?
check you can see the drive listed in the bios
i have tried tapping the F8 key when starting up, and i got the same message. this problem suddenly devloped after i installed a watercooling setup in my computer. Right now, i am REALLLLLLY angry at MS because i was on the phone for about 4 hours and nothing has worked. im going to try and contacting the bios manufacturer *Phoenix* and the hd manufacturer *WD* I also realized that when installing the waterblocks on the mobo and taking the heatsinks out, that i might have cut a lead on the mobo. i really hope that didnt happen, but if it IS what happened, ill just have to replace it.
did you check the bios for your h/d it is telling you it cannot access it,which is usually
loose plug
faulty cable
or the jumper fell off
I looked in the bios and in the POST, and both said they recognized the hard drive. Right now, im running my watercooling system *cold-started* for a few hours to get all of the air bubbles out of the blocks. I sure hope this works, thank you so much for helping!
uhh, i just started it up after about 7 or so hours of cold running, and i have the same error. sooo, yeah. im about to throw my comp out the window.... :mad:
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