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Disk Boot Failure Error

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  1. firebronc

    firebronc Member

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    Here is one that has me stumped. I just put XP on a new HD. When I try to boot up I get the old DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER message. However, all I have to do is hit enter and it will boot up fine. What did I do wrong? I also can't attach a slave drive to it because it keeps trying to boot from the slave. Any suggestions?
     
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    is jumper on drive set as master or what. what make of hd
     
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    Yes, the jumpers are set correctly and I have tried multiple combinations of the jumper settings. This is a 80G WD HD. It was a new HD when I put it in.
     
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    take jumper off if only drive on primary. one of main reasons i don't like wd as they don't follow standards of jumpers for master/slave
     
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    ddp,
    Thanks for the help. The jumpers were set correctly, but you were right. It was something really simple. Previous owner of the board had CMOS set to boot HDD-1 rather than HDD-0. Starts beautifully now.
     
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