I need to boot windows xp pro but i dont no what with



alastair
07-09-2005, 11:25 PM
Hi im having a problem loading up xp. When i turn on my PC it goes to a
screen that says
"Serching for boot record from cd rom. . Not found"
"Serching for boot record from floppy. . Not found"
"Serching for boot record from IDE-O. . OK"
I havent got past this yet nomater what iv tried iv evan left the computer
on for a couple of days thinking it might do something.
The last thing i installed was Nortan go back and i put the cd in incase it
needed to boost from it but thats not the case.
So i havent been able to load windows yet can anyone help by e-mailing
alastair_richards@hotmail.com
or replying to this message.

Pegasus \(MVP\)
07-09-2005, 11:25 PM
"alastair" <alastair@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3B958E1A-F0E8-4DBA-81F0-BC10A561F4F8@microsoft.com...
> Hi im having a problem loading up xp. When i turn on my PC it goes to a
> screen that says
> "Serching for boot record from cd rom. . Not found"
> "Serching for boot record from floppy. . Not found"
> "Serching for boot record from IDE-O. . OK"
> I havent got past this yet nomater what iv tried iv evan left the computer
> on for a couple of days thinking it might do something.
> The last thing i installed was Nortan go back and i put the cd in incase
it
> needed to boost from it but thats not the case.
> So i havent been able to load windows yet can anyone help by e-mailing
> alastair_richards@hotmail.com
> or replying to this message.

To load WinXP, you need to put the WinXP CD into your
CD drive, then turn on your PC and follow the prompts.

S.Sengupta
07-09-2005, 11:25 PM
Enter the BIOS and make sure that the first booting device is from
CD-ROM,save the settings and restrat your machine.Put the installation
CD i.e. original XP CD inside your CD-ROM and simply follow the
on-screen insturction and proceed accordingly.

regards,
ssg MS-MVP

alastair wrote:

> Hi im having a problem loading up xp. When i turn on my PC it goes to a
> screen that says
> "Serching for boot record from cd rom. . Not found"
> "Serching for boot record from floppy. . Not found"
> "Serching for boot record from IDE-O. . OK"
> I havent got past this yet nomater what iv tried iv evan left the computer
> on for a couple of days thinking it might do something.
> The last thing i installed was Nortan go back and i put the cd in incase it
> needed to boost from it but thats not the case.
> So i havent been able to load windows yet can anyone help by e-mailing
> alastair_richards@hotmail.com
> or replying to this message.

Ron Martell
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
"alastair" <alastair@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Hi im having a problem loading up xp. When i turn on my PC it goes to a
>screen that says
>"Serching for boot record from cd rom. . Not found"

That means there is no bootable disk in the CDROM drive

>"Serching for boot record from floppy. . Not found"

That means there is no bootable diskette in the 3.5 diskette drive.

>"Serching for boot record from IDE-O. . OK"

That means there is a hard drive connected as Primary Master (IDE-0)
and it has at least one partition on it that might be capable of
booting the computer.


>I havent got past this yet nomater what iv tried iv evan left the computer
>on for a couple of days thinking it might do something.

That indicates that the hard drive information has been damaged or
modified in some way so as to prevent the computer from booting from
the hard drive.


>The last thing i installed was Nortan go back and i put the cd in incase it
>needed to boost from it but thats not the case.

Oooooh. Bad choice. Norton GoBack is, in my opinion, the worst
possible program anyone could install on their computer. (Second
worst, again in my opinion, is any other Norton/Symantec product).


>So i havent been able to load windows yet can anyone help by e-mailing
>alastair_richards@hotmail.com
>or replying to this message.


When you boot your computer, do you get a message (from GoBack) about
pressing a key (spacebar?) if you want to boot from a CDROM or
Diskette? Or does it not get that far.

The problem is that GoBack totally takes over your hard drive and if
you try to do anything to the hard drive without GoBack first being
active then you risk losing everything on the drive.

So we need to find out *exactly* what happens when your computer tries
to boot from the hard drive, and especially the last message(s) that
come up on the screen before it stops booting.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm


I need to boot windows xp pro but i dont no what with