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Not able to install Windows xp

By vbnr
Aug 7, 2008
  1. NOT ABLE TO INSTALL WINDOWS XP

    System configuraton:

    -160 gb hd
    -512 ram

    Steps:
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    -Insert the XP cd
    -display set up is inspecting your computer hardware configuration
    -display blue screen
    -display windows setup: copy all files
    -windows xp professional set up
    for set up ENTER, Repair R, Quit p3
    - Press Enter for set up
    - Agreement
    -To set up press - Partition 'C' or Delete 'D'
    - Press 'C' for partion
    - To contune press 'C'
    -Selected format partion using NTFS file sys (quick)
    -To format drive press 'F'
    - setup copies files to the windows instalation folder
    message: 'your computer will reboot in 12 mits'
    -Restart the computer
    AGAIN GO BACK TO set up is inspecting your computer hardware configuration
    and starts again WINDOWS SET UP

    could any one can help in fixing this problem to install xp on my system

    Thanks,
     
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Reset the BIOS to boot from the hard drive - it sounds like it is set to boot from the CD first.
     
  3. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

    Did you change the BIOS configuration that tells your comp to boot from HDD. Comp seems to be set to boot from the disc/cd. make sure that the comp is set to boot from the HDD. Some computer displays a dialog that says press any key to boot from disc/cd. if this appears (after format and restart) ignore it and comp will boot from HDD, thus allowing setup to continue.
     
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    are u press any key when it gives the reference, if u are it will start over a hundred times if u hit it that many times.
     
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