|I recently replaced the mobo of an old Dell Dimension 2400 with this mobo:|
The majority of the original hardware still works...HDD, CPU, PSU, CD, etc... I got the rest of the parts and I used Ultimate Boot CD to boot and wipe the HDD for a clean install.
I installed a recovery CD for Windows XP Media Center 2006 I got with my Gateway laptop. However, after POST, the PC seems to freeze and sit there. I know it is capable if booting to a CD since I used UBCD. I removed the CD and restarted, expecting to see "Operating System not found." However, instead I saw a "Bootmgr is missing: Hit Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart."
I'm a bit baffled here as to the issue. I'm thinking that UBCD isn't really made for a Windows install, but then again I am also baffled that the PC does not want to boot to the restore CD. I have used this CD a couple of times on other PCs and it worked flawlessly. I've already set in the BIOS to boot to the CD. There's even a boot popup menu in the BIOS to select which device to boot to. When the CD drive is selected, nothing happens. I thought it was the CD drives, which I replaced twice with one I know works, and still nothing.
Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance!