Will not boot windows xp no safe mode option

Asus P5n-d motherboard
March 28, 2011 at 05:34:56
Specs: Windows xp home sp3, Dual core
My boot menu has disappeared and the only option I have is to boot from cd. I have tried a repair install but this does not work either. I am left with a blinking cursor on a blank screen. I have also tried to repair the MBR but still have no boot menu? Any suggestions?

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#1
March 28, 2011 at 06:36:27
... do you see a menu if you tap the <F8> <key> @ bootup?

... what was on your boot menu prior?

... were you dual booting another system?

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#2
March 28, 2011 at 08:04:41
Hi. F8 will only give me the option to enter the bios. It is not dual boot so only has xp on the pc. The menu options pre crash had a choice for safe mode, recovery console etc.

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#3
March 28, 2011 at 08:41:22
... can you see the harddrive in the bios?

... looks like a sata drive system! . ... more here

... what mode is the harddrive set to?

... you may perhaps need to alter an enhanced setting.

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#4
March 28, 2011 at 09:14:30
Hi and thanks for the reply.
Yes the drives listed as follows in bios:
primary IDE master. (none)
Primary IDE slave (none)
Sata 1 samsung
Sata 2 cddvdw


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#5
March 28, 2011 at 10:22:49
... is there a setting in your bios to alter "IDE" (master) to Sata or another setting something similar lilke below:

AHCI Configuration
SATA Port1          [Hard Disk]
*******************************
Configure           [AHCI]
SATA Configuration  [Enhanced]
Configure SATA as   [IDE] 

......................... (save settings on exit of bios)

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