xp pro fresh install
Posted 02 May 2005 - 07:36 PM
Posted 02 May 2005 - 07:39 PM
Posted 02 May 2005 - 07:48 PM
Make sure also that your BIOS settings are correct for primary master/slave and secondary master/slave. It may not be detecting your cd drive.
Posted 02 May 2005 - 09:50 PM
Posted 03 May 2005 - 07:36 PM
the IDE and power connections are secure
master/slave settings are correct
have DOS 7.10 Caldera on hard drive, used it to format and partition
This is what comes on screen when i use the xp boot cd
"verifying pool data
from ATAPI CD-ROM
FD 1.44MB system type (19)
Loading Caldera DR-DOS
Searching for USB HDD Devices...........
USB Driver not installed
No NTSF volumes found, exiting
can someone help me find out what's going on here?
Posted 04 May 2005 - 04:23 AM
Can you get a D:\> prompt in your dos?
If so try running XP from the root directory of the disk by typing 'setup'
You can check it's there first with 'dir'
Will have another think but try this for now if your CD works.
Posted 04 May 2005 - 05:07 AM
You are starting out with a fat32 file system, which is inadvisable. You can convert later to ntfs, true, but many people believe this will result in a performance hit.
Posted 04 May 2005 - 05:14 AM
In many cases (but not all) Windows will process the smaller clusters more quickly...plus the larger clusters size leads to a more fragmented msft (master file table) during the conversion.
I have seen some people claim huge drops in disk performance, but in my own limited tests the lost was negligable....
Posted 05 May 2005 - 04:36 PM
checked the directory for setup and it was there
tried running setup from the root directory of the cd
"cannot load program in dos mode"
what can be done next?
Posted 05 May 2005 - 09:29 PM
i got into windows setup but i got an internal error
it could not find a place for a swap file
what can i do next?
Posted 06 May 2005 - 06:59 AM
Really, you should do as above and have the windows xp setup routine wipe out the partition (delete).
Then let setup create the partition and format the drive as ntfs.
Posted 06 May 2005 - 07:01 AM
Edited by Technogeek8, 06 May 2005 - 07:02 AM.
Posted 07 May 2005 - 10:23 PM
so i created a boot/setup cd which contains a boot record that will allow the operating system to load
when a boot disk contains a boot record, the bios instructs the computer to copy the boot record from the disk into the ram. The computer then runs the instructions and begins the process of loading the operating system.
I do know that you have to load the system file :Io.sys
my problem is finding and getting the computer to open the file which contains the boot record.
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