What should i do?

By CDDOG2122
Aug 9, 2006
  1. Okk.. i need to install windows xp onto my new computer but its not booting up from the cd... i tried putting a hard drive from another computer with xp but it would restart everytime. Does anyone have any idea what i should do? I'm so confused haha
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    To boot fromt he Cd you need to set your optical drive as first boot device in the bios.
  3. CDDOG2122

    CDDOG2122 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i've done that... the farthest i've got was ntldr missing
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    is this an original XP disk or a copy? NTLDR missing sounds like it is looking ot the hard drive for boot.
  5. CDDOG2122

    CDDOG2122 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i'm pretty sure its a copy.. the guy i bought it from gave it to me with the computer.
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    If it's not a genuine copy, contact Microsoft or simply go to the nearest software store & buy one.

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