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Masione

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#1
I have done formats before, on Win98, but I cannot get XP to boot to the boot disk. I built this computer myself from scratch, and have the foppy set to first boot device, but it won't. I got the boot disks from microsoft, and got the 6 boot disks fro XP home, but when i put the first one in and restart, it won't boot to dos, it just boots like I don't have a disk in there at all.

What's wrong?

I am just wanting to a format and clean install.
 

scsa20

Simonsoft Network
#2
on my system, when I want to boot from a CD, I have to press F8 onces I see that once blue screen saying the manufatures name and the first boot progress, that lets you set up the boot order...but I don't know how you set your system up...unless you got one of those motherboards that let's you do what I just said :rolleyes:
 
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Sonny

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#3
Set your bios to boot from your XP CD. You only need the boot disks if your mobo does not allow booting from CD, which all newer models do.
 
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singwei

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#4
if your xp file system is fat32, you can direct use any win98 boot disk to format your hard disk.
 
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Masione

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#5
I tried using the CD to format it, but it wouldn't let me format C drive, said the setup files needed to cpmplete installation were on there. I will try a Win98 boot disk, I still have one right here.
 

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