iRam hardware wont boot os without XP Install disk inserted.



I have installed Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 on my iram 4
gig solid state storage sata II hard drive. The OS will only boot when
the XP Media center edition install disk is inserted. I have
configured iram in the BIOS to boot up first, does nothing but skip
the hard drive entirely. I have spoken with Gateway which is the tech
support for emachines. They said this is just a hardware malfunction.
They would not help because this is not their hardware. I have spoken
with gigabyte which is the support for iram. They dont know what to
tell me either. This is the specs for my eMachines model W3507 pc:

CPU: Intel® Celeron® D Processor 352 (3.20GHz, 533MHz FSB, 512KB L2
cache) Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center
Edition 2005 Monitor: Includes eMachines® 15.4" Widescreen LCD Flat
Panel Monitor Chipset: ATI Radeon® Xpress 200 Memory: 512MB DDR2 (1 ×
512MB), 533MHz (PC4200) Expandable to 2GB Hard Drive: 120GB HDD
(7200rpm, 2MB cache) Optical Drive: 16x Multi-format Dual-layer DVD±RW
Media Reader: 9-in-1 Digital Media Manager™ (Memory Stick®, Memory
Stick Pro®, MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital™, CompactFlash®,
MicroDrive, SmartMedia, xD-Picture Card™, USB 2.0) Video: ATI Radeon®
X200-based integrated graphics Up to 128MB of shared video memory PCI
Express (PCIe x16) slot available Sound: 6-channel (5.1) high-
definition audio Network: 10/100Mbps integrated Ethernet LAN (RJ-45
port) Modem: 56K ITU v.92-ready Fax/Modem (RJ-11 port) Peripherals:
Standard multifunction keyboard, 2-button wheel mouse, amplified
stereo speakers (USB powered) Ports/Other: 5 USB 2.0 (1 in front, 4 in
back), VGA External Connector, serial port, parallel port, 2 PS/2
ports, 5 audio ports (2 in front, 3 in back) Dimensions: 14.25"H x
7.25"W x 16"D Weight: 22.5 lbs


4 GB SATA hd...4GB,are you sure about the size,most mfgs start at 40GB &
go to 500GB & 700GB.And whats this "expandable to 120GB HD"...Expand what..
"Solid state" its only been around since vacum tubes were eliminated (about
45 yrs ago)....Try booting to WMCE cd,try installing to a hd youre board
Also,microsofts min requirments for any xp install is to 20gb hd,and ram min
at 512mb,youre at the bottom of the chart.Also,have you configured youre ati
card to work with the boards display adapter....


Hey Andrew E. Thanks for your response. If you do a quick search on
google on gigabyte iram, youll see what iram offers. It is hardware
that creates a solid state storage hard disk from ram that you already
have installed on your pc, which in turn speeds up boot time of your
OS, especially Windows XP,( it is possible to boot xp in 6 seconds
from a hard boot with iram).

Minimum requirements for any XP install is 1.5 gigs of space. Vista is
the OS that requires 20 to 40 gigs to install. I do not know what is
expandable to 120 gigs, that is the specs that are listed from
emachines website. Anyways, I am still unable to boot into the iRam
partition without having the WinXP Install disc in the computer at
boot up.

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