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INSTALL XP ON EMACHINES M6811 WITHOUT CD

How install Windows xp on emachines M6811 without cd-dvd drive (not work), I have usb IDE adapter.

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If you have another pc, network the two and share the cd drive of the other PC

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Boot sequence for emachine M6811


As SOON as you press the Power On button, start tapping on the DELete key.
Tap in 2 second intervals.

You may hear beeps. This is a Stuck Key Error Beep. (Or beeps)
Ignore the beeps.

You will now be in the BIOS Setup utility.

The BIOS program is made by Phoenix.
It is Version NSF03.P0
Release date - 07/28/2004

http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2170#specs

Scroll the page down a little, until you come to the bold heading -
EMachines Desktop Replacement Notebook Specs

Scroll down until you see the sub-heading - Detailed specs
Left-click on - Click here to See appendix for detailed specs
Now look under the bold heading - DMI, and [ BIOS ]


When you are in the BIOS Setup utility, you CANNOT use your mouse
anymore. You have to use your Keyboard.

At the top of the BIOS Setup utility you will see headings;
Main, Advanced, Security, Power, Boot, and Exit.

The BIOS Setup utility automatically opens to the Main screen.

Use the Right Arrow key, and stop on the - Boot - tab

What is listed is a Boot Order.
In the list of the Boot Order are Boot Devices.

What is at the TOP is the first boot device the laptop will boot from.

Should be;
1) CD-ROM Drive
2) Removable Devices
3) Hard Drive
4) Network

Having CD-ROM Drive at the top allows you to install a different Operating System, that the laptop did not have from the factory.

ALSO; Windows DOES NOT like to be written over, with a lesser operating system, or the SAME version of operating system.

Examples;
Trying to install Windows 98SE, on a Windows computer that has Windows XP on it.

Trying to install Windows XP, on a Windows computer that has Windows XP already on it.

Using CD-ROM Drive as the first boot device, will allow you to install what you wish.

[ Doesn't work for installing Windows XP over Windows Vista. There is a special procedure ]

If I haven't answered your question, or you have additional questions, please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

May 04, 2012 | eMachines M6811 Notebook

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Sir, i have hp mini 210-1000 laptop without cd/dvd. while installing windows xp i have deleted the partitions & tried to install xp from usb but failed. please help me to install windows xp .


Check the BIOS to see if you can make the USB as the first boot device, if you can then you will be able to install XP from the USB flash memory stick.
The reason why your XP installation failed is because in most older laptops, the USB port does not work until Windows XP has been installed.
Your hard disk may have an Windows XP install partition that you can access to reinstall Windows, provided you have not deleted this partition.

Jul 10, 2011 | HP Mini 1000 XP Notebook

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How to format without XP CD


Does this laptop have USB ports? If so you can get an USB CD drive and you can then format the hard drive and re-install Windows.

Mar 15, 2010 | Lenovo IdeaPad S10 - 42312BU Notebook

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When i insert my discs eg software or cd's the lap top doesn't automatically load as it used to


There should be an AutoPlay in the control panel if your running windows vista or windows 7

Nov 18, 2009 | eMachines M6811 Notebook

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Eee pc asus 904hd xp, corrupt registry


you can install windows XP from a Pen Drive/Flash Drive provided that your motherboard supports booting from USB drives.

Further detailed instruction can be found here.

http://www.troublefixers.com/solved-install-windows-7-from-usb-pen-drive-with-iso-image-without-cd-dvd-drive/

Oct 08, 2009 | ASUS Eee 4G Notebook

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I just bought this eee pc and it not set up like my friend and i like to set it up with win xp


well, you will need a windows XP cd and a valid product code. you will also need either a USB cd rom, or one of those ide to usb kits sold on ebay (make sure it comes with the molex power adapter), and a standard IDE cdrom drive. connect the usb drive to the eee pc and insert the xp disc, restart and boot to the xp disc and install xp that way.

Jun 05, 2009 | ASUS Eee PC 1000H Laptop

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I can't downgrade Vista to Xp


You can install windows XP.
 
First go to BIOS and change sata mode to IDE mode
or option to disable SATA Native mode

then choose mode to IDE or disable SATA Native mode
then install windows XP

If there is no option about change sata mode in BIOS.
You should insert ahci driver to Windows XP CD using nLite

read this 
http://komku.blogspot.com/2007/11/integrate-driver-into-windows.html
you can use this driver 
http://cahya.prastyanto.googlepages.com/driver-sata-ahci-4920.zip

Or you can install windows by inserting driver when setup prompted


To install Windows XP with native SATA driver, perform the following steps:

Boot the notebook PC.

Insert the Windows XP installation CD into the optical CD/DVD drive.

Press the F6 key when prompted

Press the S key to specify the additional device.

Insert the SATA driver disk into drive A. (using floppy disk drive)


Follow the on-screen prompts.


Or if both way is cannot be done

i have the third way

use an unattended XP installation disk
you can download it from here:
http://fenopy.com/torrent/Windows_xp_sp3_5512_cdr_october_2008_with__sata_raid_/MTU2MTEzMA==/index.html
after you download
burn the CD image to the CD/DVD
then install XP using that CD/DVD

Jan 24, 2009 | Compaq Presario C700T Notebook

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Re-installing windows xp from Recovery CD without losing data


You can just get a new windows XP CD then on that you will have an option to repair what ever your problem with the operating system, if your hard disk has a partition and you don't have any data from the C drive where your OS is installed you can format the C drive and your files are still on your D drive.

Jun 07, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

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Cd drive/ USB/ reinstall XP


Nifty little IDE to laptop ide adapters on ebay for under $10 delivered..
remove laptop HD.. use adapter, plug into desktop as second drive.
Load up XP install to a folder.. use a decent file copier so you get hidden files. try filesync 2.xx (look for it),
Back into the laptop, try it..

Only other thing would be LEGACY USB SUPPORT in the bios and an external usb drive... Hopefully your usb problem is XP related and not hardware related..

Feb 12, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3690-2196 Notebook

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