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by Playboy_X / November 26, 2009 6:41 PM PST

I checked BIOS on Harddrive it says its connected [SATA(bunchofnumbers)].. But when I ever try to get to the Windows XP setup it doesn't go, it's just a black screen saying 'Error operator system'

and when I unplug the (red/black/yellow) wires I can access the Windows XP Setup... It's weird.. but it seems like everything is plugged in perfectly.

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Re: PC problem
by Kees Bakker / November 26, 2009 6:54 PM PST
In reply to: PC Problem?

You might need to tell a little bit more.

Such as:
- your exact disk configuration (how many IDE and SATA disks)
- the exact error message (for the message you quote you're the only hit in google; that's amazing isn't it, your post already is in google with the time stamp "2 minutes ago")
- how you access the Windows XP setup
- why you access the Windows XP setup
- what version of Windows XP (original, SP1, SP2, SP3)

Also please download a Linux Live CD (Ubuntu or so) and boot from that. What does it say about your hard disk?


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by Playboy_X / November 26, 2009 7:16 PM PST
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- SATA HD (250GB) x Just one installed into this PC
- I get to the stage where it should just manually go and setup but instead it turns into a black screen of death with a text message saying 'Error operator system loading'
Also; In order BIOS Boot Setup

actually in order;

1; CD-Rom
2; HD
3; Floppy-disk

- When I unplug the SATA HD, I can access the Windows XP Setup but I can't reformat because HD isn't plugged in/detected.
- I need it to access the Windows XP setup to install a legal version of Windows XP, my current HD has not OS it was sent un-formatted at my request.
- Windows XP Service Pack 2 2002

Perhaps I should take a pictures of the computer, to check if everyone is plugged in correctly (Will make this easier)

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Re: error
by Kees Bakker / November 26, 2009 10:08 PM PST
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Your error message is still unique in Google. Could it be that it's
- "operating" in stead of "operator"?
- another sequence: "error loading operating system" in stead of "error operating system loading"?
Just asking.

Obviously something is wrong with either the disk or the way you connected it. Did you try Linux already? That might give a much more understandable error.

By the way, "just manually go and setup" doesn't say much. It seems somewhere at the start. Did it load all drivers? Did it ask you questions already?

Posting a pic somewhere and linking to it (be sure it shows both the power connection and the data connection) might help.


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I think I see the problem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 26, 2009 10:23 PM PST
In reply to: PC Problem?

It looks like you are attempting to install XP onto a SATA drive.

That issue has been discussed to death. Google this PHRASE!!!

How to install XP to a SATA HARD DRIVE

Now you see the problem and how many solve it. I can't guess which method you want to use or if you would accept the BIOS change (if the machine supports that?) or have to use the F6 FLOPPY method.

And no, it is not easy or else you wouldn't find thousands (some million?) posts about this.

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