Install Win XP on new HD

By LosMan71
Nov 29, 2007
  1. Hello all. I'm trying to install Win XP on a new HD. The HD has been formatted and ready to go but when I reboot with XP disc I get "Insert disc press any key to continue..." and nothing happens.

    Granted, it's an old unit (PIII, 800mhz). Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank guys.

  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    are you using a usb keyboard? sometimes it might not work until you've installed usb drivers for dos

    also are you entering the boot menu or changed the bios to boot from the cd drive?
  3. LosMan71

    LosMan71 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I didn't do anything with the BIOS. Good thought, I'll give it a shot.

    You are the man!
  4. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    no problem mate, let me know how it goes :)
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