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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



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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