XP Installation CD and the big bad blank black screen

By DynastarConcept
Jan 13, 2008
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  1. Hello everyone, before you castrate me for being a newb, remember, I am just that.... a newb.

    So basically I want to dual boot xp with vista already installed. I set my BIOS to boot cd but every time I start up with the installation cd in I am getting a blank screen until it times out after 35 sec and goes to boot of hard drive which in turn loads vista.

    So what is going on?? I have a P5k-delux mobo with a Maxtor 500GB SATA drive. As well my comp is but a few months old.

    Any advice would be EPIC!
    Thanks
    Justin
  2. mscrx

    mscrx Newcomer, in training Posts: 829

    doesn't sound conclusive. does the cd drive actually do something or at least trying something? did you already try a different cd to boot from?
  3. Bigfellla

    Bigfellla Newcomer, in training Posts: 108

    is the cd / dvd clean?

    Disable the harddrive boot in the bios and then try.
  4. Patrickja2007

    Patrickja2007 Newcomer, in training Posts: 27

    I want to know if you are using window installation disk to do that? Cos Window installation disk can automatically detect your HD and book from it after installation.
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