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Windows xp will not install

I have a computer i am not sure of what computer it is but i also have a windows xp recovery cd and i had to put a new hdd in it and tried to install windows vista but it would not load properly so i tried booting from the windows xp cd and it comes up with boot from cd but then it just loads past that so i created recovery cds on an emachines 4260uk and then loaded it onto the other computer and it created a recovery partition on the new hdd and then i went through the recovery procces and then after it had finished the recovery procces it restarted and just went to a black screen after loadin from the bios but i also tryd the windows xp cd on my emachines that works and it will not boot from it but when i put it in with windows running it loads fine and works fine i have checked all the cd drives and they work fine but i cant boot from cd still can you help me please

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  • ashley hunter Oct 20, 2009

    i already have it vomes up with boot from cd and then it just loads even when i press any key

  • ashley hunter Oct 20, 2009

    no i want to install windows xp because windows vista keeps corrupting after the installs

  • anthar May 11, 2010

    sorry i dont get it clear, do you want to install vista os on your pc? if so please make sure your pc spec. passed windows vista requirements

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If you don't see the message on start up "Press any key to boot from cd" Then you need to change the boot order.

Start the PC and hit delete a number of times. This will take you into the bios screen. (Set up screen)

You will have a tab called "Boot Priority" or "Boot order". Make sure that CD/DVD drive has 1st priority. Save & exit & your done. Upon restart if you have a disc in the drive you will get the option to press any key to boot from CD/DVD. By default, most motherboards are set to boot from floppy & then Hard drive so in most cases you will need to enter setup & change the boot order.

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