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Problems installing Windows.

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do you have problems like this

Poll closed Aug 15, 2006.
  1. yes

    33.3%
  2. no

    66.7%
  3. one time

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By foster626
Aug 4, 2006
  1. I just built my new computer i boght xp pro. x65 OS and I'm haveing problems.
    If I need a bootup disk please give me a website with a cd rom bootup disk.:confused:
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    What problems are you having exactly?

    Please give as much info as you can.

    You should be able to boot directly from the Windows cd. Make sure your cd-rom is set as the first boot device in your bios. Put the Windows cd in the drive and save and exit bios. You should see a message that says press any key to boot from cd.

    For further instructions on how to install Windows, see HERE.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  3. joked u 2

    joked u 2 TS Rookie Posts: 128

    Boot up disk??

    The boot up disk i think you are reffering to is a sata floppy in which you need to dect the hdd. and yes you need 1.
     
  4. foster626

    foster626 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well i plug in my floppy and it dosn't turn on & I checked if it was pluged in good. By the way is anyone listening a brand new bought it off of tiger direct.
    I'm getting realy :mad: so i need to find a way without a FDD. I'm realy upset I feel like banging my head into the keyboard but I won't.
     
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    As joked u 2 said. Are you trying to install windows onto a sata hard drive?

    If you are, Take a look HERE for lots of suggestions. Be warned though, it`s not that easy to do from what I`ve read.

    If you`re trying to install Windows to an ordinary ide hard drive, you won`t need a floppy drive.

    Have you checked to make sure the floppy drive cable is plugged into the mobo the right way round?

    Look HERE for instructions on how to install a floppy drive.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  6. joked u 2

    joked u 2 TS Rookie Posts: 128

    ide or sata

    ide is easy to tell from from SATA. ide USUALLY has a thin flat grey cable. SATA has a small connecter about an inch long. ide connecters have 40 pins in them and are much larger. you'll find one on your cd drive.
     
  7. foster626

    foster626 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    my hard drives are on sata
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    In that case, you either need to get your floppy drive working, get another floppy drive, or try the rather complicated instructions I gave you earlier.

    My own recommendation, would be to try at all costs to get a working floppy.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  9. foster626

    foster626 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    my cd rom is on a IDE chanel 1
     
  10. foster626

    foster626 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I guss I could try complacated
     
  11. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    .. or buy a new $5 floppy drive and save yourself (and other's here) lots of time. Once done, you can just chuck it in the closet if you dont want it on the PC.
     
  12. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    howard's right - contrary to popular belief, floppies are still essential.
     
  13. joked u 2

    joked u 2 TS Rookie Posts: 128

    the coplicated way gives me a headache just thinking about it!!
     
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