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Installing of windows xp pro with caldera dos

I tried to install windows xp pro from the bootable cd. but the screen shows starting caldera dos and after that it stops at showing a drive. what to do? please help me out.

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  • akshey_kumar May 11, 2009

    i already did the changes in bios settings then tried for installing the windows xp but the problem remains the same

  • akshey_kumar May 11, 2009

    i did the but the problem still persisting.

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Sounds like your not booting up to the CDROM that you XP PRO disk is in you booting to the hard drive .... what you need to do is go into your bios (usually this is the DEL key, maybe F2, or F10), you will need to look at the screen as it boots up to know for sure... it will say something like Press DEL to Enter Setup. Under the boot menu choose to boot to the CDROM first... it has you put the CDROM and Hard drives in a boot order... ofcourse make sure CDROM is first. Save the Bios usually by hitting the ESC key after making the needed changes and then it will ask you if you want to Save, ... yes you do want to SAVE Changes. Good Luck!!! I hope this works for you!!!

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Sounds like you are booting from a floppy or a USB stick formatted to boot. IF you have a floppy drive, please check & eject.

If you have two CD/DVD drives, maybe there is another disc in the other drive.

You may have tell te BIOS to boot from the CD. A lot of PC's (like Dell) use F12 for boot options. Others, like my Asus, need to go into BIOS to set the boot order DEL) key.

Are you sure you are booting from this CD? When it boots, do any other drive lights come on? Does the drive light that you put the XP CD in come on?

Is the CD in fact a known good XP disc or a copy?

Best Regards!

Tom

Posted on May 11, 2009

  • grunpastur May 11, 2009

    Dumb question to ask, but can you boot this CD on another machine? If so, do you get the blue Windows startup screen or Caldera? This still sounds like a stuck floppy booting.



    Or, is there an external drive connected? If so, disconnect then retry.

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