Installing XP troubles
Posted 12 June 2006 - 06:55 AM
Posted 12 June 2006 - 07:00 AM
Posted 12 June 2006 - 07:13 AM
After the install it rebooted and I removed the CD. It got through POST and up to where it says "Verifying DMI Pool Data........"
After sitting there for a bit it tried booting from CD (next in boot order after HD) of course nothing there, no CD in drive.
Next it went down to NVIDIA Boot Agent 201.0440
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PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting NVIDIA Boot Agent
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER
I pute the install CD back in, pressed Enter and it went back to booting from CD and starts the install over again.
Posted 12 June 2006 - 07:21 AM
go here and get Darik's Boot and Nuke...anc create a disk (either floppy or cd) by following their instructions....run it on the drive...then try the install again (this will completely destroy any data on the hard drive...so if there's something on the drive that you're wanting to keep...do not do this)
Posted 12 June 2006 - 08:01 AM
What I did was I let it go through and do the install. I got to the blue DOS section and went to the screen that allows you to set partitions. I did an install on the partition again without deleting it. It gave me a message about dual OS's on same partition I OK'd through that but right before it starts to install, it asks if you want to put the new OS on the same partition or format the partition. I formatted it, took the CD out when it rebooted and now it is installing fine. I of course had to put the CD back in later on but so far so good.
Thanks for the help.
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