If this is not a new, never used Windows Full Installation cd or a Windows XP Pro upgrade CD it will not install.
If it is a New, full Installallation Windows XP Home CD (not an upgrade cd) you must reformat the hard disk to install it.
If it is new upgrade CD it will not install over Windows 2000 as Windows 2000 is a pro version and not compatable with Home Update.
If you are trying to use a pirated CD the key number will not authenticate and the XP operating system will completely shut down in 30 days rendering the computer useless.
If you have a legitimate, never used Windows XP Full installation cd or a legitimate XP Pro Upgrade and you have the 25 digit Microsoft key number that came with it, enter your bios and make sure boot from cd is the first on the list.
Place the cd in the drive and reboot your system.
When you say "I selected MOST of the options", what exactly do you mean?
Edited by Enthusiast, 18 July 2006 - 12:31 AM.