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1. You should have a winXP bootable installation CD 2. You should enable boot from CD setting in BIOS 3. put your XP cd in to the cd reader 4. Startup the computer 5. Follow the instructions Format the partitions or completely drop and recreate partitions then formt
See this video: http://www.ehow.com/video_4992223_install-windows-xp-computer.html
See this page: http://www.5starsupport.com/tutorial/xpinstall.htm
I agree a clean install is always the better, fresh start J
OK it sounds like missing drivers, what you have to do is create a new installation CD that will load the drivers for your laptop as it boots. I haven’t try this method with windows 7, but I know it works well with Windows XP. Try and create a new Windows XP CD with the drivers see: http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/35/
The start a new installation with this Windows XP CD and reformat you computer, after that you can do a new upgrade to windows 7
yes you can install winxp if you have winxp bootable disk. Boot your computer with winxp disk. For that insert winxp disk into cd or dvd rom then when you power up press F8 or F5 or F12 to get first boot option then set first boot as your cd or dvd rom then you can boot computer with disk.
How much data is there on the HDD. Delete more files and C drive should be max 70% loaded. After that run the bootable xp Cd & go for a clean installation. You should succeed, else try Hiren's boot disc and try to scandisc for HDD errors if any...............sodeep
You can't just put the windows cd in your cd rom drive. If your going to change your boot order (to cd), then you HAVE TO use a BOOTABLE cd. That means a bootup disk with all the correct bootable files for WINXP. Same with a floppy. Change your boot order to a floppy....and in order to bootup windows, you MUST HAVE the bootable files ON THE floppy. In your case...the cd. The windows xp does not have the bootable files since it is only used for install and reinstall.
Create a bootable CD or floppy (((from someone elses WINXP pc or laptop))). There is a feature that allows you to do that. Then when you boot to cd it will start windows and give you options.
dont mind it... if you want to install xp to your computer while you are using utimate vista you can install it... but you must have a large space of memory to install xp, tnx anyway hope that i can help...
The message is indicating that the CD in the drive is NON-bootable. You may want to try a different bootable CD.
You can also ensure the CD is completely clean and has no scratches on it. Windex and a soft cloth has always done me well to ensure the "Shiny" data side of the CD is free from dirty/smudges/scratches and of course make sure it is in the drive correctly.
If still no luck, you can try resetting the BIOS defaults and see if the drive will boot then.