INSTALLATION PROBLEM WITH WINDOWS XP

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  1. Dr.Mubarak

    Dr.Mubarak New Member

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    DEAR FRINDS,

    I HAD A NON BOOTABLE WINDOWS XP CD. I HAVE TO INSTALL WINDOWS 98 FIRST TO INSTALL WINDOWS XP. IS THERE ANY METHOD TO INSTALL WINDOWS XP WITHOUT INSTALLING WINDOWS 98. PLEASE HELP
     
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    Kl@w-24 Slideshow Bob

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    How come ur CD is not bootable? Every OS's installation disk has to be bootable so that it can be installed on brand new machines w/o an OS, by directly booting from the CD.
     
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    R u using pirated disk ;).
     
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    It seems u r using a pirated version of Windows XP. Thats why it is not bootable CD. :twisted:
    Anyway goto I386 folder and run setup from there.
     
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    Kl@w-24 Slideshow Bob

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    Dude, he does not have an OS! He installed Win 98 first 'coz it was a bootabl CD! How do u expect him to 'go to the i386 folder' ?
     
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    Create a startup floppy through win 98.

    Boot using it and select with cd rom support.

    Then go the cd drive and folder and install it

    I told him him to go that folder cos thats a way to install winxp in dos.
     
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    most probably, the win xp setup files must be in a folder on the cd....
    suppose if the files r in a folder named WINXP
    if u have a cd-writer, u can create a bootable disc.
    if u can, burn ONLY THE FILES contained in the folder WINXP to another cd (do not burn the folder itself) so that the files will be directly available from the cd.

    no rajesh, u cant run the winxp installer in DOS mode....either in windows or thru direct boot.
     
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    hmmm..........

    u CAN install Windows XP from DOS mode

    1. boot with DOS (98 bootable)
    2. load smart drive (smartdrv.exe) copy that file on ur bootable floppy if u don't wanna spend lot of time copying files from installation media to temp folders, it comes with windows 98, search for it.
    3. now locate i386 directory for ur WinXP setup and run winnt.exe from it.

    this will allow u to install WinXP from DOS mode.
     
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    other way is to create bootable floppies for Windows XP installation, it needs SIX floppies to boot to winxp setup.
     
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    here's what 2 do..

    1.change the boot priority option in your bios to cd-rom..
    it should solve the problem

    2.get a startup disk made 4 windows xp..u should b able to boot into dos..copy the win xp cd 2 ur hard-disk and carry out the installation from there.
     
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