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I purchased a compaq M 300 laptop without a hard-drive,and CD-Rom. Now I would like to install Windows XP using a hp MB cradle I recently purchased but the unit is not reading the WinXp cd-rom. How can I install the operating system to this unit? thanks for your help. emitoday@bellsouth.net.

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  • emitoday Oct 11, 2008

    Thanks for the solution but I have not tried it yet. I am not sure however if there is an option in the bios to set for CD-rom since the unit was not manufactured with a cd-rom. I will try it anyway. thanks

  • emitoday Oct 11, 2008

    I still cannot get the system to boot , I set the boot options to boot first from the multi bay device but following the post it came back with messages , disk read error occurred, Press .ctrl, alt del to restart. no more action available

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First thing to do here is to make sure that on your BIOS you set boot priority to CDrom so when you put the installation for XP and restart the computer , it will boot from the CDrom not from the hard drive..

Hope that helps........

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U have to bootable disk of win xp.then set first boot devicce in bios your dvd rom or cd rom.
then u get message pres any key to boot from cd .wehn u start the ssytem.
then follow the procedure.
press enter.
then create parttion.
as u like.
thejn simple follow the procedure.

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    kishor khatri Oct 11, 2008

    when u start the ssytem press DEL or F2 or F8 or F12 to enter in bios .

    save boot device as your dvd or rom.

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    kishor khatri Oct 11, 2008

    if u have any problem let me know.

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