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Atempting to install winxp on aopen ax6bc motherboard.When trying to boot with winxp sp2 cd. get error code#5;(Cd Boot can notBoot from cd). Also get message when booting fron floopy without cd Boot from CD failure error message. Using a win98 startup floopy.After sucessful attempts running flpy with CD-rom support. Reacieve error message, when trying to run setup; (This program can not be ran from Dos mode).

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  • destinet395 Mar 17, 2008

    Your previous responce tomy problem. Posted this day March-16 being. "which HDD is installed on you PC". Currently it is a Samsung Mod #SV06843A 6.4GB,IDE HDD. The system is only running a233MB CPU.Careing 128 MB RAM.the BIOS is currently AWARD MODULAR v4.60PGMA 1999.

  • destinet395 Mar 18, 2008

    Atempting to install winxp on aopen ax6bc motherboard.When trying to boot with winxp sp2 cd. get error code#5;(Cd Boot can notBoot from cd). Also get message when booting fron floopy without cd Boot from CD failure error message. Using a win98 startup floopy.After sucessful attempts running flpy with CD-rom support. Reacieve error message, when trying to run setup; (This program can not be ran from Dos mode).

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To me it seems your cd drive might have failed. if you have another, try changeing the drive.

other than that it might be that your memory is faulty you can find that out with memtest

http://www.memtest.org/
http://www.memtest.org/#screen

If you need more asistance, let me know.

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  • Ekse Mar 18, 2008

    If your cd drive is working, (try another new cd, for example burn the memtest cd) Then I supose your xp cd is damaged. Try cleaning it.



    If you need more asistance, let me know.

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Please let me know Which HDD is installed on your PC or Laptop

Posted on Mar 16, 2008

  • Rafique Mannasaheb Mar 16, 2008

    Then If its sata there utilities that allow u to insert sata driver in WINXP CD Example nlite then make another cd and try this; Else try installing Vista;

  • Rafique Mannasaheb Mar 17, 2008

    i suspect the problem may be with hdd or ram.

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Still no boot? Bad motherboard.

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If you have a Windows XP CD, follow these steps.

1. Boot from the CD and start the installer
2. Choose to install onto the already formatted partition with the unbootable Windows, but opt to leave the existing filesystem and any other OSes alone. Choosing this will require you to create another folder for Windows to avoid writing over the existing installation. I usually call the new folder "WINXP."
3. Install Windows as you would normally, you'll need a Product Key but you can actually use your personal key on someone else's computer with no danger to you losing it or being accused of piracy, I'll explain this later.
4. Boot the NEW Windows XP install. Do not "Activate" or "register," you're going to be deleting this copy of Windows from the machine if all goes well.
5. Edit the BOOT.INI on the hard drive from the original installation of Windows with the corrupted HAL. This file should be in C:\ (may be hidden)

Sample BOOT.INI for XP Pro
Microsoft wrote:[boot loader]
timeout=10
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[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT

6. Go to C:\WINXP\system32\hal.dll (where "WINXP" is the folder you installed the second copy of Windows XP) and copy it from the new Windows to C:\WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll (or wherever you installed Windows XP originally, I use "WINDOWS" but some people use strange folder names for their XP) and overwrite any file there. The new hal.dll is uncorrupt and newly regenerated. The file is specific to each machine's hardware configuration and we needed to rebuild it. The installer did that for us with the new installation.
7. Try rebooting your computer to see if you can get into your OLD Windows installation. If you can, congratulations!
8. DELETE the "WINXP" folder (or wherever you put your new Windows install).

PS: Please rate this solution

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Step 3 
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( no download manager !! ) 
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Vincent:

It sounds like you corrupted your install of WinXP...it happens.

What you need to do now is (first take a deep breath)...OK, that's better.

When you boot your PC, make sure your WinXP CD is in the CDROM drive. You'll only get a 3-5 second window to catch the "Press any key to boot from CD" message as it pops across the screen...you have to be sitting there, in front of the monitor waiting for it to display (or you can just start pressing the space bar or any other key every second or so as the system boots).

Don't just hold the key down because you'll get a "Keyboard Error" if you do that.

Just wait until you see the boot from CD prompt and hit a key - this will get you back into the WinXP CD's setup menu.

Follow the instructions that I posted before for formatting the drive using the recovery console (Found Here).

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