Cant Install XP. Help!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Blacksmith, Apr 3, 2002.

  1. Blacksmith

    Blacksmith Guest

    I recently got xp pro. so i formatted my hard drive and tried to load it from a ME boot disk. i got it to copy files and after it was done it asked me to reboot so i did. this is where it get ugly. after i reboot it wont finish where it left off during the install. after i boot it say please hit any key( where is the anykey? hehe ) to reboot like i never started the install. i boot with my bootdisk and i can see all the temp files it created. what happened? i did this 3 times and the same errors.

    my PC is this:
    1.7 intel
    abit TH7 mobo
    128mb ramus
    adaptec aha 2940 SCSI controller
    9 gig seagate SCSI HD
  2. ep0niks

    ep0niks Guest

    Simply look in your BIOS to boot from the cd.. follow instructions and format the desired partition and continue the install ! :)
  3. hah2k

    hah2k Guest

    Did u hit F6 and install the scsi driver for the scsi controller.

    I think he is installing from the boot from cd-rom. XP-pro does not install from dos.

    Try remove the disk beform reboot:cool:
  4. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    ep0niks is right. What you need to do is set your bios to boot from cd. it will automatically run the install program from the XP cd and everything should be good to go barring any further errors
  5. Blacksmith

    Blacksmith Guest

    thats another problem i have. it wont boot from the cd. it says there is a bootable cd in there, but then it says it cannot boot from the CD.
  6. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    Then you must either have A. a bad cd or B. a problem with your config/bios

    now is this a burned copy of xp or a store bought? if it's store bought you might try exchanging it for another copy..occsionally problems do occur..if it is a burned copy...get a better one :)