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Posted 30 March 2009 - 08:09 PM
Posted 30 March 2009 - 08:24 PM
Honesty & Integrity Above All!
Posted 30 March 2009 - 08:40 PM
Edited by Romeo29, 30 March 2009 - 08:41 PM.
Posted 30 March 2009 - 09:01 PM
Many thanks Phil, this is just what I was looking for.
If you are loading XP you should have much trouble, go into the BIOS and set it to boot to your CD drive. Put the CD in and restart the computer it should fire right off.
Posted 30 March 2009 - 09:04 PM
Ah yes! It was many years ago that I used the floppy boot disk to load CD drivers and I know that you're right... it was Win98. I will indeed make the bios change to boot from my CD to do the OS load. Many thanks to you!!
Autoexec.bat and config.sys methods worked only for Windows95/98 and Me. The floppy drive used to boot into MSDOS, loaded CD drivers and setup continued from there. This method can work for XP too but under certain restrictions.
To clean install XP you will have to make necessary changes in your BIOS, so that your CD drive becomes the first boot device. Some modern computers let your choose boot-sequence by pressing a special key (e.g, F12) at startup.
After that is done, you should boot from XP CD, it would show a message "Press any key to continue...", do so and setup will continue.
To install XP as dual boot you just run setup from within existing Windows installation and follow the instruction.
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