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Help i need to format my PC and for this it's neccesary for me to boot from my operating CD of Windows XP SP2

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You need to configure your bios setting by doing so, your 1st boot device must be cd rom. how? upon power-on you need to press the delete button to appear the bios then configure setting as stated above then save and exit. note, cd winxp must be inside cd rom to start your format operation.

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I Have formatted my PC but now can't Boot Windows XP SP2 fm CD

jsut change ur dvd/cd rom and try again. Might be it'll work if not then let me know.

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Will not run xp pro i'm stuck in 2000 mode mother board is ak77 pro 133 vt8233 will not run xp pro i've been told im pretty much sol. Is this true?

If you have a valid Win XP Pro CD and want to install the operating system you'll need to format your hard disk drive. If you have allot of data on you're hard disk drive, (In Win 2000) Suggest you create a second partition within the free space of you're hdd and install windows XP Pro. Boot you're system with the XP CD. Pay close attention to the display screens. Follow the instructions for creating a second partition.
Format the new partition. (Quick). Install windows XP on the new partition. Once completed you can copy your personal data to win XP.
If you choose to keep the win 2000 partition and you do not wish to have a dual boot system than remove/delete the root files from the 2000 partition. These files; Autoexec.bat and Boot.ini. You're new XP Boot.ini should read like this;
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer
Once you're satisfied an no longer need win 2000 use windows diskmgmt.msc from the run command to delete the win 2000 partition.
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New build pc no boot... black screen

Try to remove the battery from the MB, and next time you try to install WIN XP, when you are asked how to format your drive, chose quick NTFS formatting; disable floppy drive in BIOS, because it might try to boot from it (and I suppose you don't have one), and in boot sequence (BOOT DEVICE PRIORITY) set cd-dvd as first, and HDD as second, and turn off any other device as bootable

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My pc has complete his formating in sixteen hours hp compaq d6120 microtower pc

DO YOU HAVE XP Booting CD service pack 2

insert XP BOOTING CD and delete the partition and create it again and then format it and install Windows XP service pack 2...


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New ASUS A8V-MX motherboard will not boot to CD or HD with XP

The first thing is to make sure that your CD/DVD drive has the windows disk in it. Also check drive C which is where the windows will be installed. It may require that it is hard formated. Hard formatted means "format x /u" [format-space-drive to be formatted-space-right slash-u]. This will place the drive for "windows xp sp2", all of it, to one pass of zeroes. So, once we have a clean drive C and the installation disc is inserted into the CD/DVD drive, you may proceed to install. You will need to find "install" or "setup" and start it on he "RUN" mode. Any questions or help get back to me. CONSTANTIN (arzconst)

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Problem installling Windows xp SP2 with P4VMA-M Mainboard

If your trying to install it over the current installation then select Format at the installation screen of XP setup. In order to do that you would have to boot from the disc, that way you don't have to load windows. Also when you have completed and installed XP, try to locate some software to detect what drivers you need. I use driver detective and it worked fine for me, or alternately send me a message and ill run you through how to check the motherboard for the version manually.

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you'll need to run windows setup again.
Insert the cd restart and when asked to start with cd click enter.

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Compaq Presario SG3430IL Desktop PC display does not work with windows xp sp2 and vista

Kindly get me the drivers as i have installed xp in my compaq system. and i want drivers for that

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base on my experience, there must be a problem with the other components of that pc. one by one try to replace the video card, then memory, and also the cd or dvd rom drive, isolate it one by one by doing so, you can pin point what causes the problem.

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