disk boot error

August 19, 2011 at 08:14:53
Specs: Windows XP
hi i had my older pc in pieces for a while and i put it back together tonight only to find out it has a DISK BOOT ERROR: INSERT DISK AND PRESS ENTER. both hdd's are detected in bios i have set hdd as boot drive the only things i can think of is maybe dead cmos battery or dead hdd :/ please help lol i wanna fix this pc so i can practice overclocking on it before i upgrade

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#1
August 19, 2011 at 15:24:13
Was the booting drive working OK previously? You say you have two hard drives. Is the booting drive jumpered and cabled as master or jumpered and cabled as cable-select master and they're on the primary IDE controller connector?

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#2
August 19, 2011 at 15:44:00
yeah the system was working fine when i pulled it apart 6 months ago. its cable select on the primary ide slot.
the only reason i pulled it all to bits is i was going to use my case in my new upgrade but then i lost my job.... now i wanna put it back together again and.... FAIL

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#3
August 19, 2011 at 16:39:11
Temporarily disconnect the non-booting drive just to see if there may be a problem with it that's affecting the other one. Check that the drive data cable is in good condition and tightly connected on both ends.

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