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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



I had a problem with my newer motherboard not letting the cd rom read the
disks right.  Found out that I had to tweak the bios setting.  I had to
switch my drive config to legacy from enhanced in order for suse to do
its thang.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "dylan" <dylan@iici.no-ip.org>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 10:04 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] [OT] windows XP CD won't boot


> 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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