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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

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.  ;-)


-- 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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