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 A recent installation of Server 2003 .  Used CD to install .   BIOS boot order is HDD1, HDD2,CD    

 After installation removed CD .   At system restart , Boot error insert  System disk

 if I place the Setup Cd in the Cd drive it will complete the Boot

 Shouldn't  HDD1 now have all Boot requirements ?

 Will I need to  rerun setup ?
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Did you use existing partitions during setup or create and format them from inside setup?

If you used existing partition you may need activate the system partition.

Since you can boot to Windows using the CD go ahead and do so.
1.  Go to start then right-click "My Computer" and choose Manage
2.  Go to Storage > Disk Management
3.  Righ-click the system partition (probably the C: drive) and choose "Mark as active"

Reboot and let us know how it works out.

Good Luck!
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by:ms305040
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  I did create new partitions during setup.

 The "Mark as active"  for C:  is grayed out
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So much for the easy fix :)

We have 2 choices here.  We can try to fix this using the Recivery Console or go with a clean install.

For recovery console:

1.  Boot to the Windows installation CD and choose R for repair then R again for the Recovery Console
From the Recovery Console:
2.  FIXBOOT C:
3.  FIXMBR
4.  BOOTCONFIG /REBUILD and choose the Windows installations to add to your boot configurations (boot.ini file)

You should also check your BIOS settings and make sure the HD is listed as a boot device
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In fact I'd check BIOS first.
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And remove any CDs, floppies, flash drives , etc
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The Recovery console fix worked..

 Thanks
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