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Help me... I am trying to install windows xp


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#1 me@bleepingcomputer

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 09:44 AM

When i put the windows xp disk to the cd-rom to boot, the problem is that the "press any key to continue" is not showing and only "starting BootCD" pop's up in this video. Please help me.

look at the video i took:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z82t5Ujp_8&fulldescription=1&gl=PH&hl=en&client=mv-google


Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 05 November 2015 - 09:55 AM.
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Posted 05 November 2015 - 02:38 PM

Are you sure that is a Recovery Disk Set which is usually 3-5 Disks or is it just a Repair Disk.


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Posted 05 November 2015 - 07:53 PM

i am installing xp to a new 80gb harddrive. the problem was, when i put the windows xp disk then there should be " press any key to continue " to start the installation process but none only " starting Bootcd " like in the video i posted. i even set the BIOS to cd rom but still that thing in that video shows.

here's the video:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z82t5Ujp_8&fulldescription=1&gl=PH&hl=en&client=mv-google

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 08:05 PM

i set my BIOS to CD Rom being on top of others then save and exit it. the problem was, the " press any key to continue " won't show up only this thing in the video:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z82t5Ujp_8&fulldescription=1&gl=PH&hl=en&client=mv-google

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 10:21 PM

Sorry can't help, that don't look normal to me.  Doesn't' look like an installation Disk to me.  Maybe it was a bad download or Burn, did you check the md5sum, did you verify the Burn?  

 

Where did you get it?  An OEM Disk Set is usually 3-5, maybe you got it off the internet?


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Posted 12 November 2015 - 04:30 PM

Since intro of Windows 7, MS has actually "firewalled" their XP operating system from being installed on newer Windows-configured computers and HDDs.  After forcing a download of XP Pro on my new ASUS notebook (this was a couple of yrs ago) everything starting glitching up until the whole computer just quit.  A well known specialist/repair company here in the Dallas area said the system was fried -- right down to the motherboard -- with no signs of any virus or malware.  I just threw it away. 



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Posted 13 November 2015 - 06:00 AM

When i put the windows xp disk to the cd-rom to boot, the problem is that the "press any key to continue" is not showing and only "starting BootCD" pop's up in this video. Please help me.

look at the video i took:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z82t5Ujp_8&fulldescription=1&gl=PH&hl=en&client=mv-google

A Correct XP Disk should load up from CD Boot , and then press any key.

 

I Looked at Video - and i see Windows 98 on 2nd part of Bios Screen...?

 

Are you sure you have a correct XP installation Disk ?

 

If you had WIN 98 previously installed then ensure CDROM actually works to install XP.



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Posted 14 November 2015 - 09:56 AM

 

When i put the windows xp disk to the cd-rom to boot, the problem is that the "press any key to continue" is not showing and only "starting BootCD" pop's up in this video. Please help me.

look at the video i took:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z82t5Ujp_8&fulldescription=1&gl=PH&hl=en&client=mv-google

A Correct XP Disk should load up from CD Boot , and then press any key.

 

I Looked at Video - and i see Windows 98 on 2nd part of Bios Screen...?

 

Are you sure you have a correct XP installation Disk ?

 

If you had WIN 98 previously installed then ensure CDROM actually works to install XP.

 

yes i do have the right XP Installation Disk but that thing in the video keeps popping-up.



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 01:53 PM

Well, that means you've got a Win98 disk not XP.  Win98 can't handle big RAM so won't boot.  I have Win98 CDs also, they won't work unless RAM is what -- less than 500 MB?  I forget the limit.  Or, you've got one of those claimed 'reinstallation CD' disks which is expecting to be inserted into a Win98 system, and since it doesn't find one, won't boot.

 

I just finished installing XP bare metal on two i5 laptops in June, and it was pretty straightforward.  The BIOS has to be changed to ATA.  Else it won't boot.  After you install through SP2 and then do the SP3 disk MSFT provides (free from their site) separately, you can change BIOS. For the Intel HD I needed to install .Net Framework 3.5 but no more updates.


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Posted 19 November 2015 - 01:34 AM

My memory of installing Win 98 SE was you needed a floppy drive and boot disk then at prompt and direct to Cdrom disk to install etc.

 

After you partition and format your hard disk, you can install Windows 98:

Insert theWindows 98 Startup disk in the floppy disk drive, and then restart your computer.....etc etc.

 

Or This Below  : ...........Yet he did say it was an XP Install he was doing ? So until he replies we will not know.....

How to Install Windows 98

After you partition and format your hard disk, you can install Windows 98:

  1. Insert the Windows 98 Startup disk in the floppy disk drive, and then restart your computer.
  2. When the Windows 98 Startup menu is displayed, choose the Start computer with CD-ROM support option, and then press ENTER.
  3. If CD-ROM support is provided by the generic drivers on the Startup disk, you receive one of the following messages, where X is the drive letter that is assigned to your CD-ROM drive:
    Drive X: = Driver MSCD001

    Drive X: = Driver OEMCD001
    NOTE: If your CD-ROM drive is not available after you boot from the Windows 98 Startup disk, install the CD-ROM drivers that are included with your CD-ROM drive. For information about how to obtain and install the most current driver for your CD-ROM drive, view the documentation that is included with your device, or contact your hardware manufacturer. 
     
  4. Insert the Windows 98 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive, type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER
    X:\setup
    where X is the drive letter that is assigned to your CD-ROM drive
  5. etc etc..................................





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