Cancel XP setup, and change OS type
Posted 06 March 2008 - 04:52 PM
Posted 06 March 2008 - 06:59 PM
What do you mean you can't get it to boot from disk any more? To do a Repair install, you boot the CD, not the hard drive.
Posted 07 March 2008 - 04:27 PM
the problem is, i cant get it to boot from the disk anymore, it is the primary boot device, but if i go to boot manager its only listing the xp partition that is being setup and not the optical drive. i cant seem to get it to cancel, nor can i finish it without a key.
Posted 07 March 2008 - 04:34 PM
Posted 07 March 2008 - 05:53 PM
Boot with Windows XP CD.
Choose R) Recovery option
In DOS prompt type in fixmbr and press enter
no joy...try ...
type in fixboot and press enter
Posted 07 March 2008 - 06:00 PM
Try going into BIOS Setup. Are there settings for boot priority? If so, make the CD the first one then see if you can get the CD to boot.
Posted 07 March 2008 - 06:33 PM
Posted 07 March 2008 - 07:10 PM
I know this may sound dumb, but are you sure the CD you are trying to use is bootable? Can you try it in another computer just to test?
Posted 07 March 2008 - 08:14 PM
Give Puppy Linux - puppy-2.16-seamonkey-fulldrivers.iso a try. It's small and downloads quickly. Create a bootable CD from the iso file.
There is a good freeware burner called DeepBurner which will do this. Another called ISO Recorder is also very easy to use.
See if it will boot.
Also, go into BIOS Setup one more time and load the defaults, save and exit and see if that changes it.
Posted 08 March 2008 - 07:58 AM
I have...wouldn't let me do anything until I completed the install AFTER partitiong the drive and doing a Parallel install
That makes absolutely no sense. Boot selection is a BIOS function and has nothing to do with what is installed on the hard drive. I don't see any way a previous aborted XP install can prevent you from booting from CD.
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