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Eddie_X

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i have a computer i just reformated and instaled windows xp on it, but after it copys the files to the compuer it will restart and take me back to where i was befor asking me to either reformat or instal or repair windows, when i take the cd out and restart it says that it cant find the os
have any ideas what i can do to fix this??

the computer is a hp invent and when u turn it on it goes from the black screen to this blue screen that says hp invent on it then to a black screen where it says os not found....

also i did check the bios and it is set for first the cd then the hd....and also tryed the other way around
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Are you using an original Windows XP CD ? HP computers are supplied with a system restore CD which is not the same thing.
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yes, im not using the cd that came with the computer...it had windows 2000 on it so i am using a original windows xp home cd
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Maybe just try the repair setting on the CD? If tht doesn't work, try this: http://support.micro...1&Product=winxp


Cheers :tazz:
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I've seen this problem before on another forum I think. As I recall the solution was to use a bootdisc available from here. The floppy version is free, you have to pay for an ISO that you can burn to CD.
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lol i looked on my hd and the pin was changed...so i put it to master and it works now.....only problem is that it now says that "NTLDR is missing" so i cant get any farther
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Microsoft

Try this.
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