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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



Here's a strange idea:

boot from win9x floppy.  insert win xp cd. run installer .exe from cd.  

Already tried?

I know nothing of these strange, inferior OS's tho:)...


--HTH

jan

--- dylan <dylan@iici.no-ip.org> wrote:
> things are of course stranger than expected....
> 
> the machine boots fine from other bootable media: floppies or CDs
> 
> in fact, it was with a win2k CD that he was able to format the HD.
> 
> it seemed like the only way the XP CD would boot is if it was part of the
> install process... i wonder if there are any magical bits in the MBR that it
> could set...?
> 
> of course linux would be the best option... but he is pretty into his windoz
> 
> dylan
> 
> on 04.5.14 10:06 PM, Rod Roark at rod@sunsetsystems.com was reported to have
> writen:
> 
> > What I would do is see if it can boot another bootable CD,
> > like maybe some Linux distribution.  If not, and you're SURE
> > the BIOS settings are right, then it's likely a bad CD drive.
> > 
> > If it does boot, then the Windows CD is likely damaged;
> > might as well keep on trucking with the Linux distro.  ;-)
> > 
> > HTH,
> > 
> > -- Rod
> > 
> > On Friday 14 May 2004 10:04 pm, dylan wrote:
> >> right!
> >> 
> >> 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...)
> >> 
> >> 
> >> dylan
> >> 
> >> on 04.5.14 9:50 PM, Rod Roark at rod@sunsetsystems.com was reported to
> have
> >> writen:
> >> 
> >>> 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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