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Problem Reinstalling XP


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JeffREmix

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Ok, so I have my Windows XP cd in my cd-rom, I restart my computer, and my computer restarts as it normally does without prompting me with the option to boot from disk. The disk I'm using is a burned copy from the custom computer shop I bought it from. Could that be the reason?
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Hello, JeffREmix.

Let me get this clarified a bit here, your trying to use a cd you burned of windows xp to re-install xp, correct? Is there any certain reason your not using the original one?

I'd bet your problem is either one of 2 things.

1. You didn't burn it with the right options (making it bootable)
2. You don't have the cd-rom set to boot BEFORE the hdd does.

I'd go for #2.

-OwNt
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Thanks a ton, I bet #2 is the problem. The only reason I'm using the burned disk is because that is what the computer place gave me, they have the original. I'm pretty sure they burned it right (kind of sad if they didn't) so #2 is probably the problem.

Edited by JeffREmix, 03 September 2005 - 08:29 AM.

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