What is windows boot order


The computer says that it cant find the hard drive. Windows wont boot up and this all started when trying to upgrade to xp.


This question was answered on July 23, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.


One of the first things you should check when is make sure of the cable jumper settings along with the IDE cable being properly plugged in If this hard drive is going to be your only hard disk it should be on IDE1 as a master with slave present jumper setting Then you can place the CD ROM as a slave jumper setting If you plan on just only having your hard drive on IDE channel 1, you should set the jumper setting to Single or Master That should solve your problem of detection.

Then next thing you should try to do is go in to your computers BIOS To do this reboot the machine and keep pressing F10 (For most computers. or either Del key) to enter setup Once in setup move to the advance tab. Look for boot order Change your boot order to C: drive So that your computer looks for the C: drive where the Operating System is installed when booting Save the changes and restart your computer

I hope you found this helpful.

Good luck

- stanley alexander

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on July 23, 2003