Help urgent winXP installation

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  1. himtuna

    himtuna New Member

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    I inserted the winXp bootable CD
    and restarted the computer
    but computer didn't boot from cd
    then i manaully started the installation from My computer
    then
    computer booted from CD
    installation started and I wanted to install a fresh copy of winXP
    but couldn't formatt the existing partition

    It gives message something winXP installation files or ehatever it is

    I want to formatt my drive
    then install winXP

    I have done this many times
    but this is not happening this time
    nor i got the message press any key boot from cd
     
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    paul_007 New Member

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    restart the pc and keep pressing delete button, then bios screen will appear , In the bios change the first boot up device to CDROM,then save the settings and exit the bios

    from this u can start the fresh installation of XP and u r asked to format before installation , format the C drive
     
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    NEVER STOP'S....
    Chk out that u have right cd orelse follow the paul_007 step's.....
     
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    I press F8 to enter the boot settings

    Advanced options > boot settings

    Nothing such like boot from cd-rom

    I have a laptop.
     
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    The message I get is
    When I delete the c:\ drive
    Setup is unable to perform the requested operation the selected partition. This parition contain temporary files that are required to complete installation.
     
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    u wont have an option saying boot frm CD...

    instead look for an option like... (( in BIOS ))
    1st boot device..>
    2nd Boot device...>
    3rd Boot Device ... >

    because u have to make CD ROM as boot device and then start the installation....go thru every option/menu/submeneu in BIOS...u'll find the option!
     
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    The problem is your temperory installation files for windows is saved in the same partition that u want to delete. (If you have an original Windows XP boot CD this wont happen).

    Now the easiest way is to delete the partion using some third party tools like Pqmagic.
     
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    What I didn't had the bootable CD.

    But a new problem............

    I have written a new bootable CD and reinstalled the winXP and formatted everything I want
    But the windows gives an error that original files have been replaced insert the winXp cd in the Drive

    I have created the bootable Cd using nLite and installed all the post-servicepack updates.
    Do I have to reinstall windows from same cd(integreted postupdates) or the original xp cd will work.
     
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    tht depends on the files tht have been replaced
    in most cases the old CD should work
    coz the files copied are mostly frm the i386 folder
     
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    Sreekanth V New Member

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    Try creating a bootable original XP cd without service pack. You can get the boot file from microsoft.com, and write a new cd with the boot file in nero along with old XP cd contents.
     
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    NEVER STOP'S....
    Use the cd which u have used during the installation time.And other cd won't work.
     
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