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i'm trying to fix my other, better computer. i ordered a sata drive off of newegg and put it in today. i have an xp cd in my cd drive, and when i boot the system, I get the error:

NTLDR: couldn't open drive,multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)

i've tried numerous jumper settings and boot device priority settings, as well as xp home and professional. i've also tried different ports on the motherboard.


by the way, i don't have a floppy drive, for anyone who's going to recommend something involving one :/



any ideas?
post #2 of 11
Are you sure it's booting to the cd drive? It sounds like it's booting to the blank sata drive.
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You may need to reconfigure the boot drives order in the BIOS.
If the hardware changed and the setting haven't been adjusted you can get that.
    
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well, i've been told different things, but what do you think my boot priorities should be?

these are the boot devices i have in no particular order:

ATAPI CD-ROM
1st Floppy Drive
CD Drive
Hard Drive

What order should I have them in? I'm pretty sure I've tried every combination though :/
post #5 of 11
first of all u could do a clean install of xp if u dont care whats on the computer, in that case, since u dont have floppy go to bios and disable floppy drive then unplug 1 the ide cd rom for less confusion and put in the xp cd in the sata drive

boot priority
cd rom
hard drive
    
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....?

first of all, i'm doing a clean install of xp. second of all, how in the world am i supposed to put a cd in a hard drive.....?
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you misunderstood me the 1st boot device should be set as cd drive the second as hard drive
    
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post #8 of 11
first boot device CD Drive
second boot device hard drive
or when the system is booting see what button you have to press to bring up the boot options screen then boot from the cd drive
    
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post #9 of 11
Is the new SATA drive even being recognized by the BIOS? Check that first the proceed with boot priorities as stated earlier. I betting it's not even seeing the drive.

You might even have to enable SATA capabilities in the BIOS.
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post #10 of 11
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Yeah, it's recognizing the drive. And I've tried booting from both I believe to no avail.

So, the weird thing about the boot device priorities is I have the CD drive and Hard Drive, but I also have something called "ATAPI CD-ROM"...where should that go in the boot device priorities?
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