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1. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
3. Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file.
4. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file.
5. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32.
6. New hard disk drive being added.
7. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
8. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
9. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable.
10. Failing to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS.
 

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is your computer trying to boot off a usb device that isn't some sort of boot disk.

or your hard drive isn't connected/getting power to it.
 

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Try some different SATA ports.

EDIT - nevermind
 

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Originally Posted by /Ben
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1. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
3. Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file.
4. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file.
5. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32.
6. New hard disk drive being added.
7. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
8. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
9. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable.
10. Failing to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS.

All of what he said; basically says your master boot record is [email protected]#%ed, or your computer is trying to boot from a source other than a partitioned hdd. Check your boot priority, and turn legacy usb off in BIOS. See what that does.
 

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Although it's already fixed for you for future reference if someone else gets this you can try:

Insert XP cd, enter recovery console, type "fixmbr". I've had this happen when having a lot of different partitions/OS's installed at once and somehow the master boot record gets corrupt.
 

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Originally Posted by sgr215
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Although it's already fixed for you for future reference if someone else gets this you can try:

Insert XP cd, enter recovery console, type "fixmbr". I've had this happen when having a lot of different partitions/OS's installed at once and somehow the master boot record gets corrupt.

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