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Corporate Thug

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Problem with MSI 975x power up - MISSING NTLDR
« on: 13-August-06, 06:05:25 »

So I got all my components for a conroe build:

e6300
975x power up edition
Seagate 320 gb 7200.10 SATA II
Antec Neo 500W
2 gb OCZ pc6400 in Dual Channel
MSI 7900 GTX

So i pop in my XP pro disk to install and i get a NTLDR missing message. I cant even install an OS so how can the MBR be corrupt???

Any way around this or any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: 13-August-06, 08:49:02 »
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  • You are sure that you are booting to the CD-ROM / DVD-ROM drive as this message will only appears if you are booting to a HDD that is pulled out from another system or that the MBR couldn't find the right NTLDR file during boot.

    Make sure that you've set Boot to CD / DVD-ROM when you are setting the Boot Priority in BIOS.

    If there's no need to re-install, you can pull this HDD out and set it to slave in another system and copy that system's NTLDR file to the current HDD, and put back to the system and see if you encounter such issues again.
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    « Reply #2 on: 13-August-06, 16:59:06 »
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  • Thug, please read the MOAN guide.

    For your issue, hmm... I think .. you might be able to fix by setting SATA as "IDE" ??
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    « Reply #3 on: 13-August-06, 19:47:21 »

    hey Maesus, that allowed to go into windows install but now at the begining of the install it says that there are no harddisks found  :confused2: :confused2: :confused2:
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    « Reply #4 on: 14-August-06, 01:50:32 »
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  • did you set your HDD partition to ACTIVE?
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    « Reply #5 on: 14-August-06, 05:05:16 »
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  • Can you see your HDD in BIOS?
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    « Reply #6 on: 14-August-06, 05:29:30 »

    Can you see your HDD in BIOS?

    yes, i can.
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