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comment PC not booting from Windows XP CD
It's not a SATA HDD, it's a SATA optical drive. The SATA CD-ROM worked immediately, the machine now has a fresh install of XP on it. Thanks for your help.
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comment PC not booting from Windows XP CD
Yeah no sooner did I see the original BSOD I knew it would be a chkdsk job and thus removed all the data from the disk. I booted into Ubuntu and ended up formatting the Windows HDD. Still couldn't boot from CD-ROM until I plugged in my SATA CD-ROM... so might have a solution, fingers crossed.
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comment PC not booting from Windows XP CD
Okay, I booted from an old random HDD which just so happens to have a copy of Ubuntu installed, I load Gparted which warns me that the original HDD has bad sectors, it says it could be the physical disk but recommends I run a chkdsk /f /r, I did a chkdsk yesterday, but only with the r and p flags. Lets see how I get on with this.
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comment PC not booting from Windows XP CD
Yup, tried that... no joy.
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