Multi-boot XP on a Compaq Presario 5000

By kenwas
Jul 15, 2010
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  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: 202

    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.

  3. kenwas

    kenwas TS Rookie Topic Starter

    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' i cant evan us the disc to boot recovery.. :(

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