bootable xp?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by forcer, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    when i format my computer is it possible to boot straight into xp without installing a lower os first?

    forcer
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Sure...just get into the BIOS, make sure the CD drive is first in the boot sequence, and boot from the XP CD. Once setup begins, you can format your drives, and install XP directly without installing an older OS.
     
  3. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    oh so i can format from the xp cd?

    i wud of booted from floppy formatted booted from disk then installed xp but thats not necessary?
     
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    Another satisifed forum shopper.
     
  5. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    it didnt work, i put xp in choose 1st boot cdrom from the bios, then says not found whenit searches.

    why is it doing this? :S
     
  6. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    am i right in believing i can type like

    X:\I386\setup

    or something and it will install from dos i think i done something like that b4 cant remember the exact command like tho.
     
  7. G-Money

    G-Money Big Air

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    All you need to do is : Make sure your bios is setup to boot FIRST from cd-rom. Then be sure you have the XP cd in your cd-rom. If you have two cd-roms. Like a burner and a dvd. You might need to try both of them. If this does not work for you then you download a lame ver of Win XP off of Kazza !!!!
     
  8. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    nope ive done exactly what u said and i only have 1 drive but it doesnt work and i dont have a "lame version off kazaa"
     
  9. G-Money

    G-Money Big Air

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    Read... thats your problem. Your not reading right ! Read what you have been told to do and it will work.... Reason I tell you to read is : I didnt say you have a lame ver of Kazza. I said you got a lame ver of Wins xp OFF OF kazza !!!

    :p
     
  10. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    what?

    if you are saying i downloaded my win xp off kazaa then your wrong.

    am i right in believing i can type like

    X:\I386\setup

    or something and it will install from dos i think i done something like that b4 cant remember the exact command like tho.

    can any1 follow me up on this?

    thanx
     
  11. G-Money

    G-Money Big Air

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    How old is your mobo ????
     
  12. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    not sure ive had my computer 2 years in november so not too long.
     
  13. G-Money

    G-Money Big Air

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    there is no reason why it shouldnt boot from the bios !!!

    Double check your BIOS settings.... hold down the Delete key in most mobos to get to the bios to come up. If the delete key doesnt work, try F2 and F8 or even the tab key !!

    set ALL the boot options to cd-rom !!!
     
  14. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    ive tried and didnt work.
     
  15. G-Money

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    try a bios update !!!
     
  16. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    how do i do that although i dont think its necessary.

    do u on anyhting about doing it this way, or any1 else

    X:\I386\setup
     
  17. G-Money

    G-Money Big Air

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    no.. all i do is put the cd-rom ( winxp) im my drive , then re-start the computer and it boots right off the cd........
     
  18. zoey

    zoey Guest

    Dood, screw the dos crap, Set you bios like everyone told you and then put your cd in. If it doesn't work, get a new one, cd that is. Other wise it probably is a Copy of someones off Kazaa:eek:
     
  19. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    i have tried. why waste time telling me the same thing.

    -i have put all my boot sequence to cd rom inserted xp cd but it didnt work, if you are gunna reply to tell me that i have a version off kazaa or to change my boot records plz dont waste your time or mine.
     
  20. zoey

    zoey Guest