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installing Wiondows XP HELP!!!!

Alex_158
Occasional Contributor

installing Wiondows XP HELP!!!!

hi all

I have really big problems installing windows XP on my HP computer

1st I deleted the NTSC partitions

then I create new partition and formated to create FAT32 system

after formating

I puted the Windows XP on CD-RW drive , rebooted my computer but windows wont boot
I have no idea how to fix this problem any help will be very apperciated
6 REPLIES
Alexander M. Ermes
Honored Contributor

Re: installing Wiondows XP HELP!!!!

Hi there.
First check, whether you can boot from CDROM.
( to be set in BIOS as first boot device, but don't forget to set back ).
Then you should be able to boot from your XP CDROM.
If that does not work, try this :
boot from a Win98 CD ( start computer with cdrom support ).
on CDROM go to directory x:\win98.
run smartdrv.exe to create a smartdrive.
Replace Win98 CD with XP cd.
go to directory \i386 and start winnt or setup
( don't know at the moment ).
Hope this helps.
Rgds
Alexander M. Ermes
.. and all these memories are going to vanish like tears in the rain! final words from Rutger Hauer in "Blade Runner"
Alex_158
Occasional Contributor

Re: installing Wiondows XP HELP!!!!

the problem is when I press the key [delete]
nothing happens and I cant enter on BIOS , I this HP computers disable this option or set another option to enter to BIOS .

I will try with win 98 but what I write to launch winXP at directory \i386 ?

thanks very much for the help , will try do my best !!

any other oprtion will be very helpful too
Roger Faucher
Honored Contributor

Re: installing Wiondows XP HELP!!!!

Alex:

I see you have multiple threads going on this problem. Tell us what model PC you have and perhaps we can figure out how to get into the BIOS setup program.

Thanks

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
Alexander M. Ermes
Honored Contributor

Re: installing Wiondows XP HELP!!!!

Hi there.
Depening on the BIOS these maybe the keys to get in :

Ctrl-Alt-Enter
F2
DEL

To be pressed directly after the memory test.
Rgds
Alexander M. Ermes
.. and all these memories are going to vanish like tears in the rain! final words from Rutger Hauer in "Blade Runner"
Alexander M. Ermes
Honored Contributor

Re: installing Wiondows XP HELP!!!!

Hi there.
Depening on the BIOS these maybe the keys to get in :

Ctrl-Alt-Enter
F2
DEL

To be pressed directly after the memory test.
Rgds
Alexander M. Ermes
.. and all these memories are going to vanish like tears in the rain! final words from Rutger Hauer in "Blade Runner"
Alexander M. Ermes
Honored Contributor

Re: installing Wiondows XP HELP!!!!

Hi there.
Depening on the BIOS these maybe the keys to get in :

Ctrl-Alt-Enter
F2
DEL

To be pressed directly after the memory test.
Rgds
Alexander M. Ermes
.. and all these memories are going to vanish like tears in the rain! final words from Rutger Hauer in "Blade Runner"