This is my firs post. I purchased three IDE hard drives very cheap from ebay. The hard drives are supposed to be in working condition.
I tested them in my computer tower. One out of the three hard drives worked with no problems. For the other two I got the "bootmgr is missing" message at start up.
I did some research about this issue and I ended up burning an ISO Image (boot cd). I used this cd at start up and my computer was able to boot with the other hard drives plugged in.
My question is why did this happen? Does it mean the other two hard drives that don't work with the boot cd are broken in some way?
I'm running windows xp on the old hard drive. The three hard drives i purchased are used and come without OS. The jumper is set to cable select in my old hard drive and I tried the new ones with the jumper set to slave.
The BIOS boot sequence is set to CD ROM as first boot device, the old hard drive is the second, and the floppy drive is the third.
I hope this is not a stupid question :B
Thank you very much!