need help with xp boot discs
Posted 17 March 2006 - 12:33 AM
Posted 17 March 2006 - 05:39 PM
Posted 17 March 2006 - 05:46 PM
Posted 17 March 2006 - 06:26 PM
Posted 17 March 2006 - 09:35 PM
What happens exactly when you boot the PC with the XP CD in the drive
As you have got part way through using the set up discs, those files may be stopping the XP CD seeing it as a clean drive, so you can use boot and nuke to wipe the drive
After this has run, boot the PC with the XP CD in and use the default NTFS format, not quick, check it is creating partition1 on C RAW, if it is different, press the reset button and it will default to C
Posted 18 March 2006 - 07:08 PM
Posted 19 March 2006 - 11:34 AM
Posted 19 March 2006 - 01:58 PM
Posted 19 March 2006 - 02:13 PM
-Insert Windows XP installation CD into the TOP drive of your computer.
-Press F12 twice at the DEll splash screen (You will see www.dell.com at the top of the screen on a blue line or a large blue dell icon in the center of your screen)
-This brings up the boot device menu. Select the option that sas Onboard or USB CDrom.. or IDE cdrom device. Some list this differently but as long as it says CDROM in the line your good. Highlight your option then press enter.
-the next screen with briefly flash "Press any key to boot from CD" Dont read it just do it!
This should load the windows XP setup. Continue installing windows from here. Sometimes it takes a couple tried to get the timing right.
While doing this if it brings the options F1 to continue F2 to enter setup press F1 then F12 if you havent been to the boot device menu yet. If you see this after you select the IDE CDROM device then press F1 then wait till you see press any key to boot from CD and press a key.
Edited by gronka, 19 March 2006 - 02:15 PM.
Posted 19 March 2006 - 03:26 PM
Posted 20 March 2006 - 10:04 AM
Posted 20 March 2006 - 10:18 AM
Download and install Everest Home Edition
Run the programme, click + next to computer then summary
Look on right for storage / disk drive, the one below floppy should be the hard drive
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