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Disk Boot Failure- Oh my!

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New problem, I formatted my SATA drive so it would take a new windows XP Pro SP2, and after I restart, I get system Disk Boot Failure at POST, now, if I let my system search for the WinXP CD (after I've put it in of course) it'll ask me to choose an installation, problem is, there are two WinXP Pros to choose from and Formatting should've wiped the corrupted one out, yet I can still select it, and it'll tell me a specific file is missing. I'm so confused, I have an IDE hard drive that I tried installing on and no avail, same thing happens. Any Ideas?
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Solved my own problem hehehe, it's a symptom I've not heard of before, it's called BIOs bloating, it's when Windows or something does something to the BIOs to change boot order of drives without consent of the user, loaded factory defaults and tweaked it back out and I booted up just fine.
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AMD Phenom II 920 ~2.8GHz ASUS M3A78 PRO Sapphire TOXIC HD4870 4096MB DDR2 800MHz G.Skill 
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250GB Seagate, 640GB WD Toshiba DVD-RW/CD-RW Windows Vista Business x86 Edition Viewsonic 22" Viewdock 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB Seagate, 640GB WD Toshiba DVD-RW/CD-RW Windows Vista Business x86 Edition Viewsonic 22" Viewdock 
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G15 Hiper Type-R 580Watt PSU ??? MX Revolution/G5 
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