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XP boot up loop/emulation problem ?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Darkst4r, 18 Feb 2010.

  1. Darkst4r

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,058

    Location: Bedford , United Kingdom

    Hi, I recently tried a clean install of Win XP pro on my machine but have encountered a problem.

    The install went fine until the 2nd reboot screen, I entered the timezone, admin names etc but on the second boot it links back to the post screen with an error about "ATAPI no emulation" or something. I tried restarting but then it gave me errors about certain system files not being installed and to insert the installation CD and press "R" for recovery. I tried that but it asks to insert a disk into drive "A".

    I don't have a set of Windows recovery floppies or the blank floppies to make them.

    Is there a way around this ? Am I doing something wrong or could it be a HDD, CD drive or Bios problem ?

    If anyone could narrow it down I would be most grateful.