I tried to install windows xp sp2 and getting stuck in between. I hit the key after inserting the boot disk when it asks "Press any key to boot from CD". After that i get a message "Setup is initializing your computer configuration.." After that I am not getting the blue screen with a progress bar. Instead I am only getting a black screen with nothing displayed on it. After that I am not able to continue any thing. I checked the installations with 2 cd's and was unsuccessful. Is that because of any Boot virus? But I dont think so because after that I tried to install linux and was successful.
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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 "
If you have the Windows XP install disk (and not an upgrade type) Simply enter your computers BIOS by pressing the key indicated when you first power the laptop on,(Try Delete, F1 F2) and make sure that in the boot order, the CD/DVD drive comes before the main HDD. Once you have the laptop set to boot from CD, insert the windows install disk and reboot the computer. It should say "Press any key to boot to CD/DVD....." Hit a key here, and then follow the on screen Windows installation instructions.
Restart you computer then hit F2 for Boot Bios Setting then GO TO Advance. Change the SATA Mode . ACHE. ot IDE. or Comfatibility.. then enable the F12 boot. make in enable. the hit F10 for save and exit...
Insert you cd os Installer then hit F12 for **** menu. select the CDROOM for boot....
Get a hold of any Windows XP Home or Professional (depending on which you have on your computer) and BOOT the computer with that CD. (make sure you have you PRODUCT KEY ready - should be on a sticker somewhere on your computer) The startup of that CD will stop at a screen that offers you to REPAIR etc.... DONT do a "repair" there. Choose "continue" .... It will get to anotrher screen that wants you to press F8 to accept the rules etc of Microsoft. After you have pressed F8 you will get another screen that offersw REPAIR or clean install etc.... Press "R" to repair. It will search for an installed version of your windows... When it shows a windows installation you should Accept that one and press eiter "R" or "enter" or "continue" (whatever it asks you at that stage) ... The computer will then continue to replace faulty files etc and FIX your installation. It will at some stage ask for your Product Key. t will then go through and complete the installation. It may also (after the installation) want you to ACTIVATE the windows installation which you can then do ONLINE or via telephone. The above repair installation will be possible only if your hard drive is OK. If not the installation would either not happen or will crash halfway through
Set CD rom drive to first bootInsert your CD
folow the on screen instructions
be patient, it may take up to an hour,
and then two houers to install drivers,
-> if you want me to find the drivers for you, plz state your computer name and model.
1. Boot(start) ur computer.
2. Press F2 to open up your BIOS Setup
3. Go to boot menu and set the 1st boot order to CD drive using function key. ex. F5
4. Change the SATA settings to IDE. Not
5. Save the new settings using function key before exiting. Ex. F10
It will restart and surely boot on your XP cd (if inserted)..
The rest are typical OS procedure.