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« on: September 23, 2004, 06:12:49 PM »

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Operating System Version:Windows XP Home
Error Messages: Hi, I have an old hard drive that I use that has DOS and programs that I use. I put it into my comp. as slave.  I wanted to be able to boot my computer up using my regualar hard drive or my older one with DOS.  So I went into BIOS. Clicked on Standard CMOS Features. -IDE Primary Master set it to NONE.  Saved it. Now when I rebot. Tells me there is no Operating System Found.  WHAT DO I DO?!?><?



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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2004, 07:17:07 PM »

You just told your computer that you don't have a primary harddrive, something that's really needed to boot up with. So you re-enable the Primary harddrive and set the boot order to start from the slave harddrive.

But since that's such a hassle, why not try to get a boot menu? I'll see if this is an option between an XP drive and a DOS drive, but as far as I know it should be a normal option. All you may have to do is boot with your Windows XP CD and run a repair install. But I'll check on that.
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2004, 06:12:43 PM »

Hey,

Well I now got my Computer to boot up. Figured out how to get into BIOS (have a E-Machine) had to push ctrl, alt, del. when the screen said no operating system.  Changed my BIOS back to how it was. Comp is running like did, yet I still can't run my older hard drive. Was told that my mother board will not support it.  Is this true?

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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2004, 12:37:47 AM »

I don't know who told you this, but he or she is wrong. Why wouldn't DOS want to work with your motherboard? It's even a more friendly OS than Windows XP is, as it doesn't need many drivers to load, motherboard specific drivers that is.

Although I am still looking for an easier way to get the boot menu up&running in XP, I am also wondering if you really want to go this way.
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