If the PC won’t recognize either drive, my suspicion is the drive controller on the motherboard is bad. The other boot devices should be set to disabled. This computer was purchased back around and did not arrive with any Someone on the board just mentioned that there is a 32gb limit for a FAT32 partition. I’m grasping at straws here. When it is formatted you will see a line at the bottom of the screen that says Getting a list of files to Copy.

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DOS has to go on C: If still not recognized connect it to the end connector on the HD cable by itself no HD and see if it is recognized. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. English Choose a language for shopping. In reading the thread, it is my understanding that you have a floppy in the GX It can also boot a CD that is not recognized as a boot device. I wouldn’t worry about the CMOS battery.

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Folks, this is not my first rodeo. Want Answer 0 Clicking this will make more experts see the question and we will remind you when it gets answered. So give it a few minutes to see if you get to the progress bar. When asked for the location of the Windows files change C: Pressing F1 goes to the HD boot. Have made sure that the HD is master and that the CD drive is also master as it is on a different cable on the motherboard.

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It needs an operational version of windows to see the USB drive. You don’t need the install floppy Experience the convenience of Alexa, now on your PC. Now this time hit R for repair and get to the command prompt.

Then go to Hardware tab i think – not in winXP right now and choose device manager. If that fails, try it on the other channel. In addition to sach2’s good suggestions I would like to add the following.

You start from the CD it inspects Hardware and copies some basic files needed to begin setup. If none of these things solve the issue, please repost. Not finding what you are looking for? Appreciate any help and suggestions thx. After installing XP, if you wish you can go back into the BIOS and change the boot order to boot from the hard disk first.

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You can’t post answers that contain an email address. The hard drive has an English dekl of XP Home. There is no way to change any of the preset selections, that make up the boot sequence order to choose the CD. Art Ellison Mar 28, Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.


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Put in cd and restart and if it does not ask to boot to cd u have to change boot order in bios to boot to CD rom first. Your answer needs to include more gs150 to help people.

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