install xp professional after replacing mobo

July 22, 2010 at 05:22:35
Specs: Windows XP
Hi I replaced my motherboard and like an idiot didnt read up on what that actually means, thought swap and start...done, well im as far to say i have reinstalled xp pro os and now with the disk in i can start up xp but not without it constantly tries to boot from disk, I think i might not have reset the bios please

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July 22, 2010 at 06:34:16
Hit delete during boot-up to enter your BIOS (or whatever key it happens to be for your mobo). The feature you are looking for is "Boot Order". Make sure that the boot order is CD/DVD, Hard Drive, Floppy, Flash. And be sure that you don't have any system disks in your CD/DVD drive when booting up - otherwise, they'll activate and skip booting to your hard drive.

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July 26, 2010 at 00:42:10
thank you managed to get it sorted and running.

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