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Can't Install Xp Home Onto New Hard Drive


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#1 333nnn

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 08:25 PM

compaq presario 5000, model 5BW220, made 7/19/00. i installed a new hard drive on my computer because i think there's something wrong with the original. i have a new xp home oem installation cd that i want to install onto the new hard drive. the cd won't install xp home onto the drive. i only get a screen saying something like: "no operating system found, please press any key to try again". i think that i need to boot from the dvd drive that the xp home cd is in in order to install xp home onto the new hard drive, but when i go into bios the only two options to select to boot from are the A floppy drive and the C hard drive but no option for the dvd drive. how do i select to boot from the dvd drive if indeed that's what i need to do? also, if i am able to install xp home what are the next steps to take to get my computer running. my understanding of computers is pretty rudimentary. thanks for any replies.

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 01:29 AM

Go into boot options in bios and make sure cd Rom is before hard drive in the sequence
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 01:31 AM

G'day Mate


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Posted 17 September 2008 - 01:31 AM

So what I mean is Tap F1 or F2 Sandard pc's Is the DLT key. Go into boot options then select First Floppy Then CD-Rom Then Hard disk. This should solve your problem.

Oh when you get into the bios Hold Cntr+F1 that might unlock features to allow CD rom boot

Edited by Goldwyn, 17 September 2008 - 01:34 AM.

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 01:33 AM

G'day Mate


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Posted 17 September 2008 - 01:50 AM

If you can't boot from a CD then you need to create a bootable floppy disk, boot the computer with this floppy, and then run the XP install.

Windows XP Home Edition Utility: Setup Disks for Floppy Boot Install
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