Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

Help with booting from disk for winXP

  • Please log in to reply



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
I currently have windows 7 on my computer, and it has been nothing but problems for me. I am unhappy and i would like to have xp on my laptop. I recently recieved a dvd with the iso file for xp sp2. Now when booting from the disk, i already went in to bios and set cd/dvd to the number one spot. But, most of the time it either just loads windows 7, or it thinks for a bit, and then displays that the media test failed, and that the process has ended. After, windows 7 loads. Can anyone please help me solve this issue. All i want is to have xp on my system. Thx ahead of time.
  • 0




    motto - Just get-er-done

  • Technician
  • 4,345 posts
You will probably need to wipe the hard drive and then try installing XP on your system. Most likely windows will not let you install a earlier XP system over it. It also may be that the ISO is not burned as a bootable DVD.

You might read this on bootable DVD's.


  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP