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Window XP Booting Issue

#1Crysis121Posted 6/28/2012 6:14:03 PM
Me and my father had just bought some new Hard drives for our PCs (Windows XP), while mine went in fine and is working properly, his didn't go as well:

As of now, his PC is booting, but it is booting from the new drive, not the drive that it's suppose to (his main drive, the one that it should be booting from is C). While he has changed the BIOS to boot from the C drive, it still boots from the new drive.

What can we do to fix this problem?

(If you need Specs to help, let me know what specs you need)
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#2LameJokeAltPosted 6/28/2012 6:18:15 PM
The computer is probably telling you to upgrade to an operating system that isn't 11 years old.
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#3Crysis121(Topic Creator)Posted 6/28/2012 6:54:44 PM
If that's the case, then why did my Computer accept the hard drive and had no issues?

We have the same computers, except his has only more modern parts (e built mine first, then he made his own about 2 years later and gave me his)
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#4thaandieselPosted 6/28/2012 7:09:36 PM
if it is a IDE drive, as in non SATA drive, make sure the jumpers on the hard drive are in the correct position. when you plugged the cables in, there are little pins with a jumper, this little connector, connecting two pins together.

although in bios, you can select what drive to boot from specifically, at least in my cases. it will ask me if i wan tto boot from the "Maxtor 320gb" or the "Mushkin yada yada", not from "C:". be sure to have the boot priority on his old boot drive and not the new drive. and be sure you are in bios with the blue screen and all the options, not just selecting boot options on the first screen.
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#5tinfoil21Posted 6/28/2012 7:25:57 PM
XP is where it's at, everyone. This guy has got it down.
#6Crysis121(Topic Creator)Posted 6/28/2012 8:23:46 PM
@thaandiesel:

We have tried that and it still acts the same, it still won't boot from the correct hard drive.
(any suggestions would be helpful)
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