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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



Actually, here's a better URL with more thorough explanations:

   http://www.tech-recipes.com/modules.php?name=Recipes&rx_id=284

-Mark


On Sat, 15 May 2004, Mark K. Kim wrote:

> You could make a boot floppy.  Here's a rediculously, humongously, and
> superfluously long URL:
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e8fe6868-6e4f-471c-b455-bd5afee126d8&displaylang=en
>
> -Mark
>
>
> On Sat, 15 May 2004, Jan W wrote:
>
> > 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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