boot problem

  ole1999 18:41 11 Aug 08
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Hi everyone

Our computer in work has problems booting, it is windows xp, just as it boots it says 'auto detecting pri master', then it says 'auto detecting pri slave'
( press escape to abort)

It stays like this till you press escape and then says 'boot failure' pls insert floppy or c/d.

I have tried using the 'windows xp boot disc ( 6 discs), when it eventually loads up it gives you the options to install windows xp or press 'r' to repair, with this option nothing happens at all.

This has actually happened many times refusing to boot up, then for some reason it just corrects itself after endless rebooting.

any help appreciated

Thank you

  woodchip 18:49 11 Aug 08

Hard Drive as a Problem, If you can get into windows Run Disc Checker on it

  ole1999 19:01 11 Aug 08

Thank you woodchip, will try that when i eventually get back on.

Cheers

  howard64 19:31 11 Aug 08

this problem sometimes occurs with usb devices plugged in. Try unplugging all usbs and see if it improves things.

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