TechSpot

Multi-boot XP on a Compaq Presario 5000

By kenwas
Jul 15, 2010
Post New Reply
  1. hi yall

    well I have a compaq presario 5000.
    I just swap'ed hd's an did a fresh install of xp..

    now wen I try to boot frum disc(to make other xp boot or us recovery) after presing any key to boot cd it stales at scaning for hard wear !

    I partioned the hd 100gb :C(storage) /18gb :F(the initial xp install) /18gb :G(other xp to come) /13gb :H(other xp to come).

    I can boot any other disc other than any xp disc.

    any info will help!
  2. ruready2

    ruready2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 219

    Is this the same windows disc that you used to install the first xp? I would boot to the current xp, pop in the disc and see if the windows screen opens and appears like the pic below, If it doesn't then you may have a bad disc.

    [​IMG]
  3. kenwas

    kenwas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    ya both disc have that window if pc is all ready boot'ed..
    well I have like 2 boot-abul xp's and both do the same ..lock's up after the "scaning for hard wear.
    but boots fine on other pc's..so i cant evan us the disc to boot recovery.. :(


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.