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Old 06-09-2007, 12:12 AM   #1
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I built a new computer and finished it today and i installed Microsoft XP Professional, but everytime i turn on my computer i have to reinstall windows then when i start up it keeps all of my files and folders?

Any suggestions to fix my prob because i don't like installing Windows (20 min process) every time i want to get on the internet!
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Old 06-09-2007, 12:18 AM   #2
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Did you leave the XP installation disc inside the computer??
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That is really strange, I really couldn't help you.
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You have more than one hard drive, so maybe it's booting a Windows installation on a different drive or something.
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Old 06-09-2007, 12:38 AM   #5
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I leave hove to have the OS boot from disk if i boot it from the HD it is installed on it wont work
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Old 06-09-2007, 12:45 AM   #6
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That's the problem then...
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Old 06-09-2007, 01:16 AM   #7
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So what can i do about that?
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What errors are you getting?
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I see your problem. Some how, this reminds me, my friends birthday was wednesday and last year his birth day was 6/6/6 and he was 13 years old so.. you get the point?

Anyway, i dont see XP taking 20 minutes to install. Its obviously not a retail disc, so what disc is it? Did you try taking out 2 of the HD's and leaving just one? are the HD's formatted? (seeing that one came from an old Dell)
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Seeing as how you have more than one HDD, maybe it is trying to boot off of the wrong one. Switch the hard-drive boot priority around in BIOS and see waht that does.
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