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Cannot get XP disc to boot.


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#1 shags72

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 11:01 AM

I have a pc that I cannot get the full xp pro install disc to boot to when I have the bios set to cd first. I went into setup and unchecked the hdd as a boot and it just didn't boot at all so it seems like it is not recongnizing the disc as bootable. Any ideas. This isn't my pc so all I know is that it is a Dell p4 with 1gb ram.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 11:18 AM

You need to make the CD-ROM the first device in the boot order and the hdd the second device.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 11:30 AM

I did set that but it just boots to hd anyway.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 11:44 AM

What CD are you using?

Is is clean and without scratches?

If this isn't a bootable CD the computer will move on to the next boot device in the order and boot from it.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 12:02 PM

The disc looks perfect and it is a full xp pro install. Shouldn't that be bootable?

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 12:07 PM

My mistake, is this a retail or OEM installation CD?

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 12:07 PM

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 12:22 PM

Are you sure the optical drive is working?

Have you tried this CD in your computer to see if it will boot?

What are you trying to accomplish with this disk?

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 04:02 PM

Sorry had to go to the boys bball game. I have accessed the disc in my comp and looked at the files and folders but no I haven't tried it on my pc yet. I am trying to upgrade with a full install of pro on a bad(probably viruses) and old install of home. Thanks

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 09:33 PM

I tried it in another pc and it wouldn't boot to that one either. So it must be the disc? Well I guess that I need another disc. I have a license # but the disc must be bad. I have had this for a long time and never used it so doubt I can get a replacement. Any ideas?

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 11:11 PM

If this is a retail version, and you have the proper product code, and has never been installed you could call Microsoft and see if they can help you with another disk.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 11:35 PM

I am going to try and slip disc it to sp3 and give that a shot.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 02:15 PM

I know this might sound dumb...but make sure you are there to boot it. It will ask you (5 seconds or so before default boot from HDD) to boot from disc by pressing any key.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 04:22 PM

No it just went and booted to the hdd with no prompt for the disc. But thanks.




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