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Setup Cannot Find A Cd-rom Drive

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#1 Cees82


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Posted 07 September 2006 - 01:02 PM

I was having trouble downloading files with Internet Explorer and decided to try uninstall and then reinstall it. After several tries, I decided to put my original Win XP CD into the CD drive and update or reinstall WinXP on top of my current copy which works OK. I discovered that the installation went OK up to a point where I got an error: Setup cannot find a CD_ROM drive. Setup cannot continue. To quit Setup press F-3.
No matter what I have tried I can't get beyond this point. Now when I boot up, I get this same error message and have to boot again to get into the regular WinXP desktop. The system works OK, but I want to solve this problem which may come up if I ever have to really install WinXP from scratch. The system believes that WimXP installation was never completed. Hope to get some suggestions.
Thanks so much for any help.

Edited by Cees82, 07 September 2006 - 01:03 PM.

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 01:13 PM

First - try a Windows System Restore using a highlighted date from before you tried to repair XP.

Access System restore:
start/programs/accessories/system tools/system restore

If that is not successful then it sounds like a Repair Install would be in order:

How to do a repair install of XP


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