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Have you tried to boot the computer off the xp cd? It should boot off the cd then give you the install options, just make sure the boot options in bios allow for booting off the cd
Posted on Apr 21, 2008
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You have to format a hard drive with a third party disk unless its a usb data drive
Restart your computer
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS then using the arrow keys navigate to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos restart
this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system.
Note: After you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to failsafe or optimised defaults after windows has loaded
If you are putting windows XP on your computer your computer will automatically restart it might restart 2 times one to finish the installation
the next will be because the operating system is loaded and will boot from your cd.
hope this helps
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