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Unable to Boot From Windows CD PROPERLY


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Click start, right click my computer, click properties, hardware then device manager

Click the + next to DVD / CD Drives, left click the drive name, right click, click remove, confirm then reboot

If the drive works with the XP CD, reboot to set up to change the boot order to CD Rom then hard drive, press F10 to save, type Y to confirm then press enter, the XP CD should be in the drive, look for press any key to load from CD
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Ok tried that got this error screen

0x0000007b (0xf7c7a524,0xc0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)
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ANYONE???
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Apologies that this was overlooked

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324103
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ok...i have looked at that..... too confusing can u simplify the methods please?
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To completely erase all data on the drive(s)

Click this to download Boot and Nuke

Click this for a guide to using Boot and Nuke

Use the autonuke option, which could take 8 hours or so to format a 200 GB Hard Drive, then when you run Windows set up, check it is creating a RAW1 partition on C, if the drive letter is different, restart the PC and it should default to C
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:help: :blink: :whistling: I did that, still same error !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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The boot order is set to CD ROM Drive then hard drive?

As the PC boots you see press any key to load from CD?
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yes, it loads from the cd, then whilst its starting it says, "Windows is starting or something." then it just goes error ""
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Has the PC got a floppy drive
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yes, it sure does

however atm i cant start the pc haha
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You can use the floppy set up discs for your version of XP CD, they should load whichever drivers XP needs then you continue the installation with the XP CD

http://support.micro...?...994&sd=tech
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However, the pc that is currently working does not have a floppy disk ?

I have tried a different cd drive and unplugging both harddrives...still get the same error?!?!?
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Were you able to set BIOS defaults or fail safe defaults?
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yes i could, but they did nothing...

I am able to boot from cd and everything.... it just stops during the loadup and states that error screen
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