How to boot from xp cd in bios????

April 28, 2005 at 04:58:55
Specs: XP SP2, 3.4 AMD 64, 1024 MB ram

Hello I am having problems with xp and would like to reinstall it. Please could you reply with a step by step guide from when i turn my computer on, how to change m boot options from the c: to my cd rom drive (where my xp cd is) and how to re-intall from that stage. Your help and advice is greatly appreciated.


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April 28, 2005 at 05:29:51

One of these key combos will usually get you into setup.


Once in the BIOS you will need to use the Enter key, Up/Down keys and Plus Minus keys to navigate with and make the changes, each bios is different so you will have to look for the Boot Sequence area and make the changes, once done be sure to save them and re/boot with the OS/CD in the drive.

New/Clean Install/Re-Install

1=Set Bios to boot from CD/ROM as first boot device
2=Place the OS/CD in the CD/ROM drive and Re-Boot
3=Watch for the prompt to "press any key to boot from CD/ROM" Press ASAP(Ignore when prompt appears on any reboot)
(You will only get this prompt if there is an XP/OS installed on the HDD)
4=windows Setup (Loads Files)
5=To setup XP now press "enter"
6=Press F8 for license
7=To continue installing a fresh copy of windows without repairing press "ESC"
8=For a new or unpartitioned drive press"C"
9=For a drive that has partitions, operating system or any data on it, you should press "D" to delete the partition and start out with a clean drive.
10=Press "enter"
11=You will be prompted again, press "L"(You will do this for each partition) , Now you are ready to partition and format
12=Press "C"
13=To create a new partition, enter a size below and press "Enter" (Note=You can create more than one partition here or press "Enter" to utilize the entire drive
14=To setup windows on the selected partition press "enter"
15=Select format NTFS with quick option, (Should be the top selection)
16=Press "enter'
17=Wait for format to complete
18=Computer will start copying files to the installation folders (this may take several minutes)
19=Computer will re-boot, do not press any key to boot from CD/ROM when prompted.
20=follow the on-screen instructions to complete loading windows.

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