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Old 02-07-2007, 10:00 AM   #11
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Thanks I will try that.
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:03 AM   #12
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Ok,

Restart you're computer... just keep pressing F2, which will bring up you're BIOS Screen.

You then need to go to bootable devices I believe its called, then just make sure that the hard drive is set to boot first, do you mean you're hard drive is already set to boot first rather than the CD or Floppy drive?

Try also re-seating the connections on you're hard drive!
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Old 02-07-2007, 11:03 AM   #13
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ok when i bring up that screen i have.

Drive Config : Diskette A
Sata Primary Drive Hard Drive.
Sata Slave Drive Hard Drive
Secondary Slave Unknown Device
Secondary Slave Unknown Device
IDE Drive UDMA.................ON

Hard Disk Sequence:1. Hard drive not installed
2. System Bios Boot Device
3. USB Device
Boot Sequence: Check Mark iin front of #1 1:Hard-Disk Drive C:
2.IDE CD-ROM Device
3. Diskette Drive

F12 Boot Menu.
1. Normal Start
2.Sata Primary Drive
3.Sata Secondary Drive
4. Hard_Disk Drive c:
5.USB Flash Device

6.Sestem Setup
7.Ide Drive Diagnostice
8. Boot to utility Partition

On F12 Boot menu If I try #1 i still have to hit f1 key to get going going.
If i try # 2 same thing
If I try #4 same thing
Now what?
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Old 02-07-2007, 05:36 PM   #14
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Don't do the quick format, it causes problems.
My friend did that and Windows would always get the BSOD and crash all the time, just do the regular and wait a little longer.
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Old 02-07-2007, 07:14 PM   #15
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i do quick format all the time and i have never seen problems with it.
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:20 PM   #16
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i always do the full format...why not, i mean just go watch tv while it's doing it
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Damn it BF2 is still crashing and giving me the same error code. This was the actual error code.

BCCode : 1000008e BCP1 : C0000005 BCP2 : BFB2D71F BCP3 : A22047AC
BCP4 : 00000000 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 2_0 Product : 768_1

I'm guessing the SP would refer to the service pack. I wonder if i'm getting a error in this. My computer runs fine on everything else just locks up and restarts about 5 mins into the game.

Could I install a 2nd copy of XP without SP2 and load it anytime I want to just play games?
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if you dual boot it, its possable, but SP2 is supposed to be better than what XP was without it.
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Whats the best way to setup a dual boot?
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Old 02-08-2007, 09:05 AM   #20
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My computer works fine except for the ( Strike F1 Key on start up) as I posted above. Does any one know how to fix this?
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