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ok so i built a new comp and all and its working fine except for the fact that now i want to reinstall windows.. i installed it once with no problem but now whenever i put the cd in and set the bio to boot from cd/rom it comes up with an error message saying "CDBOOT: Could not find NTLDR" or sumthing..

im kinda new at the hole buliding comps and all so try and be simple :tazz:

ty for help

BTW im trying to insall Windows XP PRO if it makes a diff

Edited by kickass123, 07 August 2005 - 10:01 PM.

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Howdy and welcome to G2G:

Original XP cd or a copy you or some one made for you (different setup and install requirements)??

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its an oringal windows XP pro cd
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ok so i built a new comp and all and its working fine except for the fact that now i want to reinstall windows..
BTW im trying to insall Windows XP PRO if it makes a diff

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Is the entire system new including hdd or did you simply make some upgrades on your old system??

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i simplay added a new mobo and porc
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porc??

Also, when you boot using the XP cd, are you getting the option to Boot from the cd??

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Edited by Murray S., 07 August 2005 - 10:16 PM.

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porc??

Also, when you boot using the XP cd, are you getting the option to Boot from the cd??

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Check my editted post..

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oh.. i dont get that option..
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If you are using a legitimate XP cd, you should.. The only XP cd's I have found that are not self-booting are pirated or copied..

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Edited by Murray S., 07 August 2005 - 10:40 PM.

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it is totally legit... i got that option when i frist tried installing windows and it work fine... but now that i want to reinstall it isnt working... i have tried cleaning it and such but no difference was made.. i have tried other cds as well such as a windows xp home edition and they all have done the same thing...
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Configuring Your Computer to Boot from CD

Many computers are not configured to boot from the CDROM. If you cannot boot from the CDROM, this is probably due to the boot order of your devices being incorrect. You can change this in the BIOS.

You enter the BIOS from the first screen you see when you turn your computer on. To enter your BIOS, most users here will press the DEL key.

Most Dell, Toshiba, Gateway, Sony & HP systems will press F2.

Compaq users will usually have to press F10.

IBM typically uses F1 or F2.

Other brands may have different keys to press to enter setup, F1, F2, Del, Tab and CTRL+S. If possible see the manual for your computer or motherboard. Also, the BIOS will usually display which button to press to "enter setup" during POST (if it flashes by too fast, press the Pause key).

Edited by DeTeLs, 08 August 2005 - 12:31 AM.

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Okay.. you may need to get the 6 XP Pro boot floppies from Microsft then..

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