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Cd rom message "no emulation" when booting the windows xp installer

When i install my windows xp professional i get a message prompting BOOT TO ATAPI CD-ROM: "NO EMULATION"....

how can i fix this?

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  • enshok Jun 11, 2008

    gud day sir....thanks for helping me with my problem & i really appreciate it coz helps me a lot.....thanks a lot sir....


  • diamzonj556 Dec 20, 2009

    i have still problem even i changed my cdrom from fc

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When i install my windows xp professional i get a message prompting BOOT TO ATAPI CD-ROM: "NO EMULATION".... how can i fix this?Pls help me on this

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Hi enshok, there can be a few reasons why you received this error. 1 you are using a copied windows CD. 2 the CD-ROM drive is not functioning correctly. 3 (And this is more likely over a copied Win CD). It's you're hard drive. It's not bad but it does need attention & not from windows. Please go to the manufactures web site for you're drive. Seagate, Maxtor, western digital, ECT. Download their tools/utilities to a floppy diskette. Boot the system with the floppy. Test the drive with the tools. Setup the drive with the floppy software. Read the instructions for the software. Do not allow windows to set you're drive up. When finished you shouldn't have any more troubles installing windows pro & no emulation error.

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Have any more troubles, just post here.
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Posted on Jun 08, 2008

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    Mike Peluso Jun 11, 2008

    You're Welcome enshok! have a great day!

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