srkshaju 110 points N/APosted on - 09/07/2011
Hello, I have a pentium IV computer.
i want to install windows xp but i can't do it.
when i on my pc it goes auto boot menu and when i setup boot it shows me this message "Turn off Power and Reinstall The Jumper In Normal Mode". I check my CPU connection all are okay but still show me this message.so please tell me what can i do now?
If you have your motherboards manual, it can help a lot to fix the problem you are facing.
shut down your computer and make sure it's not plug in.
open the case and try to familiarize your system.
I assumed that your board is shipped with CMOS clear jumper setting. The only thing you can do first is try to look at the cmos panel and put the jumper in the clear position. There are boards that have jumper on cmos already while other don't have.
Now power on your computer again and wait if you can see the error again. If this method fails then try to remove the battery for at least 5 to 10mins then put it back and power on your system. Always have your manual or motherboards specs beside you to keep you always in good track. It can help recognize the cause of the error easily and you can troubleshoot it with yourself.
That is not a problem with the CPU but more likely from the hard drive. I think your hard drive is configured incorrectly that’s why it shows you the message “reinstall the jumper.” You cannot install a new operating system if the hard drive is not configured properly. If you want to install an operating system on the computer, the hard drive must be configured bootable.
And to do this, the drive has to be set to “Master” using the jumper at the back of the hard drive. To check the jumper setting of the hard drive, shut down your computer and open the CPU case. After this, disconnect all the cables connected to the hard drive. Now, check the jumper located right beside where the ribbon cable is connected.
The jumper has to be set to “Master.” You can find the proper setting printed on top of the hard drive itself. See where the jumper should be connected to set it to “Master.”
A standard computer can support up to four separate hard drives and for this to work, each drive has to be configured properly: Primary Master, Primary Slave, Secondary Master, and Secondary Slave. When you install an operating system like Microsoft Windows, you need to install it on the Master drive because it cannot boot on the Slave drive.
You can install the operating system on any drive, since you can select in the BIOS which drive is the primary boot device, as long as it is set to Master.