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Hello, Windows install first Available some points:- A> Fresh Windows XP CD not damage cd, if cd damage may be some file miss and installation after problem show. B> DVD Rom Drive. C> You DELL pc support Windows XP. Installation Process:- > Insert CD to DVD ROM driver and boot CD. > If CD not select first boot then open bios and select CD first boot. > Then follow instruction step by step like language, which drive install windows (C Drive select), format option (select quick format), new user create etc.
In BIOS change the boot order such that CD/DVD comes first. You will also need to make sure your hard drive runs in IDE mode since Windows XP doesn't support sata drives by default. FYI XP is going end of life early 2014.
If you want to have both windows 7 and windows xp installed on your computer, it is advisable that you first install windows xp. You should allways install the oldest windows version first. To install windows XP on your computer you need the installation cd. Boot your computer with the Windows XP installation cd, maybe you have to enter bios to set cd to boot first. Let me now if you need more information.
restart the laptop press F8 it will open to boot the laptop through various process like safe mode , last good known ..... select the last good known option and press enter .... it will boot the laptop with last setting
if this one not working then go for reinstall of xp ...for reinstall xp
Start your computer from the Windows XP CD. To do this, insert the Windows
XP CD into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your
Note To boot from your Windows XP CD, the BIOS settings
on your computer must be configured to do this.
When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to
start the computer from the Windows XP CD.
At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to
start Windows XP Setup.
Read the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then press F8.
Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where
you want to install Windows XP.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Windows XP Setup.
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.
If XP will not install from the CD or if you have a new drive with no operating system onit yet try these:
Install Windows XP from the hard drive with Windows 98 already installed:
Boot Windows 98 Insert the XP CD into your CD reader Explore Windows XP through My Computer Copy i386 folder to C:\ Go into C:\i386 folder and double click on winnt32.exe to launch the setup from the hard drive
Install Windows XP from DOS (ie. no OS on a new hard drive):
Boot with a Windows 98 Start Up disk Insert the Windows 98 CD into the CD reader Run smartdrv.exe from the Win98 directory on the windows 98 CD (file caching) Type cd.. to back up to the root directory Insert Windows XP CD into the CD reader Copy the i386 folder to C:\ Go into C:\i386 folder on C: and type winnt.exe to launch the setup from the hard drive.
here are some tips:
please open your BIOS setting for boot sequence and make sure your CD drive is indicated as a boot
BIOS must be set to boot from CD before hard drive.
That is, the CD drive should the be in the 1st boot sequence followed by the hard drive (2nd boot device). Then,try to follow the follwing steps:
1.Formatting an XP System Disk by booting from the XP CD is accomplished by loading the Recovery Console by typing R at the first window.
2. After selecting the Windows installation you want to access and typing in the Admin password [leave blank if no password was created] you will see a command prompt.
3. Type Map and press ENTER
4. Note the letter designation of the drive you want to format. [write it down]
5. type format x: /fs:fat32 then press ENTER, where x is the drive letter you want to format. Substitute NTFS or FAT if desired.
6. Type Y to confirm your selection and then type exit and press ENTER to restart computer.
7. To view other format commands, type format /? and press ENTER at the RC command prompt.
if you are wanting to install XP onto your new drive from your original XP CD, then you have to make sure you are booting from your CD drive first. If you have not partitioned the drive yet, then it will start installing on it's own. If you have partitioned and formatted already then be sure to press a key when propted to boot from CD. Make sure you are booting from your CD drive first is the most important part. Hope this solves your problem.