So here is my problem: I am trying to install Windows XP Pro on my computer but I have boot problems... even during the intallation!
As I use Linux most of the time I didn't mind the thought of using a floppy to boot when I happen to use XP... after all I need windows only to play deathmatches
But the boot process doesn't work even during the windows installation: after all the files are copied and XP should reboot to continue the installation I get the message that no operating system exists...
Now my problem is: is there a way I can use a boot floppy even during this part of the installation process?
I created a boot floppy on my sister's computer and it boots the same xp i want to install perfectly... I thought I just needed to boot from it during my installation and everything would have gone fine but no... if I try to boot from that floppy I get the message that the HAL file is missing. Is this because the operating system has not been installed yet? I guess so, but then what can I do?
I've already tried many times to install XP (even tried low level format to clean completely the hard disk) but there's no way I can make it load when it should start booting from the hd.
So till now I used a dual boot with linux and windows 98 without any problem... but i'm tired of 98 now... Please Help!
Edited by seppi, 20 May 2005 - 11:34 AM.