I had the problem of my DELL computer reboots everytime when windows xp loading, and the process goes on even if I keep on the system to see how many times it will reboot. After several rebooting, it hangs somwhwere, than you need to pull out the power cable and plug it. I could not resolve the issue, hence changed both the hard drive in it. Both hard drive I set to cable select as it the system not recognizing HDD, when I set the jumpers as Master and Slave.
The other problem encountered is that when re booting, the system shows "primary hard drive 0 not detected and secondary HDD 1 not detected and the sytem ask me to press F1 to continue and F2 to reset bios.
When pressed F1 it started loading windows.
After making research, I set the BIOS to default using the Alt B and Alt.F command. The F1 and F2 problem, resolved, but...
now the problem is that after I installed the hard drive and loaded XP Prof. operating sytem with sp2 instaled, system not recognizing CD and DVD drive. CD/DVD drive opens and closes, so the power is coming there.
Registry issues I tried, but I did not make any changes there.
What will be problem ? Can anybody help me to resolve the issue ?
Thanks in advance.
Do I need to set the DVD and CD drive to Cable select mode ? as the HDD (2) in cable select.
I tried few of the suggestions given by community, but it did not worked.