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HP Pavilion 8570c, boot to XP CD problem

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HP Pavilion 8570c, boot to XP CD problem

Hi all,

Trying to upgrade HP Pavilion 8570c to XP
from 98. I want to boot to the CD. Ok,
I have done this a hundred times with many machines untill I cam upon a HP Pavilion!! Whats the trick?
The boot order is correct in bios. I'm not getting the message "press any key to boot from CD"? It just shows the blue HP screen and then keeps booting up to 98.

Please help?
Thanks
Gerry
7 REPLIES
Honored Contributor Honored Contributor

Re: HP Pavilion 8570c, boot to XP CD problem

Will the PC boot from any bootable CD?

Can you view the CD from within '98?
Honored Contributor Honored Contributor

Re: HP Pavilion 8570c, boot to XP CD problem

Gerry:

If your BIOS version is older than 1.14, try downloading 1.14 from here:
http://h20015.www2.hp.com/en/softwareDownloadIndex.jhtml?reg=&cc=us&softitem=pv180en&prodId=hppavilion11124&lc=en&plc=&sw_lang=en&pagetype=software
to see if that helps.

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
Valued Contributor Valued Contributor

Re: HP Pavilion 8570c, boot to XP CD problem

Another option would be to boot to a 98 Startup disk and select CD support. From there, it depends if you have only the upgrade version or the full version. With the full version, I would suggest letting it format the disk, if possible.
If at first you don't succeed, you must be installing Windows
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP Pavilion 8570c, boot to XP CD problem

Thanks everyone, I'm trying the things that
you have mentioned.

:)

Re: HP Pavilion 8570c, boot to XP CD problem

I don't want to confuse you or say I don't belive you but in the bios do you have your cd rom as the first boot option?
let me know .
If you don't have the CD rom selected in the bios then your computer will continue to boot from the hard drive.
Please post how it is going.
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP Pavilion 8570c, boot to XP CD problem

Yes

I tried it with the CD as the first
and I tried with it as the second boot option. And of course the A: drive first.

thanks
Gerry
Honored Contributor Honored Contributor

Re: HP Pavilion 8570c, boot to XP CD problem

You might also find some assistance on the site below, which specialises in Pavilions:-

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/categoryhome.do?categoryId=405