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Installation problem I Insert wxp cd on cd roam then restart my computer., my bios 1st priority is on cd drive but cannot detect my cd. i change my cd roam a new one but still cannot detect my cd so i cannot install my operating system. What will i do?

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    Have you checked that your cd drive and hard disk uses different ATA or SATA plug on your motherboard? Also check for the correct location of the jumpers.


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If your bios support F12 when the PC is restarting...this will give you a boot menu in were you can choose what to boot first.

Also verify if the winxp cd is a bootable cd.

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go to BIOS ,then change the boot order ,dvd/cd drive will be 1st then hddsave changes & exit .insert a bootable windows xp professional cd .restart your pc hit any key when it asks for "press any key to boot from cd "then follow the indstruction provided by the installation screen .do not hit any key when your pc restarts and asks for "press any key to boot from cd "

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1. Locate you Windows XP CD and place it in your CD-ROM drive.

2. Restart your computer, or turn it off and then back on.
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3. When you computer restarts you should eventually see the words "Press Any Key to enter Setup". If you do not see these words and it goes to the screen that gives you the error message, you will have to change your boot priority in your bios settings.

Changing boot device priority:
A. When you see you’re the first screen, the boot screen, press delete a few times until your computer beeps. Pressing the delete key will bring your computer up into the bios settings. The key you need to press may differ from computer to computer. If the delete key doesn't work for you, contact your computer manufacturer and ask them what key you need to press to get into bios.

B. After you are in your bios settings you will need to navigate to your boot settings. Depending on which type and version of BIOS you have, this process may be different. Either way, there should be a section called Boot or Boot Priority. Navigate to that and make sure that your CD-ROM has top or first priority. After you have don't that, save and exit (press F10).

4. Once you see the "Press Any Key to Enter Setup" message, go ahead and press any key.

5. This will start the Windows Setup Process; it will take it several minutes to load.

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My computer ( compaq 6220 ) is showing me rom based setup and cant starting ... i want a selution for this problem

it seems that your windows has crashed.insert new window installation disc and chage the boot device priority and give the 1st boot priority to cd rom and 2nd boot priority to hard disk and then disable all other boot device. then install the windows.

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This worked for me:
I have to ad, that if putting the cd in to your computer and restarting it doesn't give you an option to install the windows xp, you should go to bios by pressing "del" key on your keyboard just after you reboot and altering the boot priority from bios. (it's different in some computers, so i can't give you the details, but you can browse around for the boot device priority setting, and if you are afraid that you have changed something that you didn't want to you can always just reboot without saving)

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I have genuine windows cd & key. My hard drive crashed and the guy who repaired it, loaded windows with a copy. How do I fix this?

Reformat your Hard-Disk using your genuine CD and install Windows again still using your own genuine CD.
Just follow these simple steps:
1. Inset your CD in the CD drive
2. Restart your computer
3. As the PC is yet to load windows, follow the instructions on your screen.
4. Load Bios by just pressing either F2 or delete (depending on *********** Board)
5. In Bios, look for Boot Priority and select "Boot from CD as your first priority".
6. Save changes and restart the computer.
7. While booting, follow the instructions on the screen and be first till the end.
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Windows installation from a CD or DVD requires that you boot the system from the CD/DVD drive. This can be changed with your system's BIOS boot-up settings.
Boot priority must be as follows:
  1. Floppy drive
  2. ATAPI <CD/DVD> drive
  3. Hard disk
Once you insert the install CD in your media drive, you will only need to sit and wait while following instructions that will be flashed on your computer's screen.
Hope this helps.

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Insert your installer to the lap top then try to change the boot up priority by entering the bios. Try to press del key while your lap top boot. If these deosn't wok try F1 or F2 thesame process. If you have enter the BIOS, look for the boot priority which includes the First Boot, 2nd Boot and 3rd boot. Change the 1st boot to CDROM and the 2nd boot to hardisk. Then save the changes by pressing F10. your PC will reboot and it will direct you to the OS installation.

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Indeed. If you have the windows 98 disc then just insert it into you CD rom drive and restart the computer. You should have the option of pressing any Key to boot from the CD. If not you need to hit delete a number of times when the machine 1st turns on to enter the Bios set up. In here you can change the boot order. Give your CD ROM drive the highest boot priority. Save & exit. Now you will have the option to boot from CD.

From here you are very much guided by the onscreen prompts. It's a straightforward process.

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Do you mean that you are re-loading windows? if you are when it reboots after re-loading and it says boot/start with cd-rom support do not press enter again or anything else for that matter because if you do it will keep taking you through the whole process again. Once it has loaded and reboots do not press anything it will start windows( even though it gives you the option to start with cd-rom support - just ignore it), itself and take you to the welcome screen etc... once this happens you can take the disk out.

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