hard drive won't boot xp

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by tomas, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. tomas

    tomas Guest

    I have been trying to install xp on my spare pc.
    It will partition the drive and load the xp files but when it reboots
    It says os error. The drive is good as I have been using it with linux
    installed. I almost think that it isn't bootable or that the os hasn't
    made it so. but that couldn't be right. I know that xp rewrites the mbr
    and that should make bootable. Sorry it's late and I think I'm going round
    in circles.
     
    tomas, Sep 21, 2006
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  2. tomas

    Plato Guest

    Plato, Sep 21, 2006
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  3. tomas

    Ben Myers Guest

    Try formatting the drive.

    Ben

    "tomas" <> wrote in message news:p...
    > I have been trying to install xp on my spare pc.
    > It will partition the drive and load the xp files but when it reboots
    > It says os error. The drive is good as I have been using it with linux
    > installed. I almost think that it isn't bootable or that the os hasn't
    > made it so. but that couldn't be right. I know that xp rewrites the mbr
    > and that should make bootable. Sorry it's late and I think I'm going round
    > in circles.
     
    Ben Myers, Sep 22, 2006
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