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#1 garybeafl

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:38 AM

Hello
I am trying to fix an old computer for my grandkids to play games on. My friends have given me two old computers and they both are doing the same thing. Which is, when I am trying to install the OS either Windows XP or 2000 professional .............when the CD says that the computer will now reboot ...........the computer shuts down and then when it comes back on it starts the CD from the start all over again.

If anyone knows why it is doing this and could tell me how to correct it I would be grateful.

One of the computers is a Compaq D51S/p2a/40/k/256c and the other is a home build with a Gigabyte motherboard GA-6VX7B=4X.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:30 AM

Hi,

Is the Windows XP CD original?
What happens if you remove the CD and let the computer boot from the Hard Disk after the reboot?

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:58 AM

when the CD says that the computer will now reboot ...........the computer shuts down and then when it comes back on it starts the CD from the start all over again.


When it reboots..allow it to reboot normally.Do not press any key at bootup

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:45 PM

Yes the Windows XP CD is a copy I bought at a store here in my home town. I have installed XP a number of times and I know that the reboot is a part of installing the OS. It is supposed to go the the CD after the reboot and resume the instalation of the OS. It is not supposed to reboot to the start of the CD.

Does anyone know why these two machines are doing this????? I am sure there is someone who has installed XP several times like me who knows this is not the normal thing for the machine to do.

I wonder why I am not getting an email telling me that someone has posted an answer on my post.????

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 04:12 PM

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:23 AM

Hi Garybeafl,

Do you have more than one partition on the disk?
Did you remove all the old partitions from the disk and let the XP installer to create the partition, format and install the system?

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