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Re: [vox-tech] [OT] windows XP CD won't boot
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Re: [vox-tech] [OT] windows XP CD won't boot


the bios is configured to boot from the CDROM drive first.

it seems like the bios tries to boot from the CD, gives up, and then reports
that there is no operating system found.

we know that the system *should* boot off of this CD, as we have done it in
the past. however, it didn't boot until the winXP installer was started from
a pre-existing windows install...(on the subsequent reboot it booted from
the CD and finished the install...)


on 04.5.14 9:50 PM, Rod Roark at rod@sunsetsystems.com was reported to have

> On Friday 14 May 2004 09:51 pm, dylan wrote:
>> hi everyone,
>> my room mate has a nasty PC that had XP installed on it... he wanted to
>> format his HD and then re-install XP from the CD... however the XP installer
>> would not let him format his C drive before the install... so he formatted
>> the C drive with another boot disk, and not the winXP install cd wont even
>> boot....
>> does anyone have any ideas on how to make the CD boot, and install his OS?
> Is there, um, an error message or anything?
> Without more info you're just going to get dumb guesses from
> us.  Like maybe the BIOS settings are not supporting bootup
> from a CD....
> -- Rod
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