mother board will not boot into windows
Posted on 2004-10-02
Been reading and looking for an answer to my problem, my friend just recently purchased a SOYO P4I865PE Plus Dragon 2. I went over to help put his computer together and found a problem, here is what he has:
SOYO P4I865PE Plus Dragon 2 mobo
mmx440 nvidia graphics card
WD 20gig HD
ok with all that being said after putting the pc together I was able to boot the pc up and go in to bios. The bios saw all hardware just fine, but when installing the operating system all was well until it rebooted. It will not boot without the xp cd. This is after the complete install of xp, when I take out the cd and reboot the pc it says Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter... It seems that the mobo is relying on the cd for it to boot up. I've taken out memory, used different memory, used one stick as opposed to two, replaecd the hard drive, used another hard drive, cdrom, floppy, and so forth. I do know it runs very well when windows is loaded but the one problem remains. Any help would be greatly appreciated, I've built many computers before and have never seen this problem, I can only assume its the mobo.