Windows CD won't boot

Self built / MY OWN
February 7, 2009 at 10:26:10
Specs: XP, 2GB ram
Hi,

I cannot get the windows CD to boot. I have error 1719,
windows installer problem. Believe me, I have tried
everything to do with fixing this error and am looking at
my last option.

I have been told to boot my Windows CD, select new
installation, then when set-up tells me it's found a version
of windows, ask it to repair. - but I can't get the CD to
boot!

1. I have tried changing the BIOS settings so that the first
boot device is the CD - however, when it comes up with
press any key to boot from CD, it doesn't matter what I
press, window just starts normally.

2. I also tried setting the BIOS only to boot from CD and
disabled any other options (i.e. harddrive) - again doesn't
matter what I press, windows starts normally.

Help?


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#1
February 7, 2009 at 10:35:08
Are you sure the CD is bootable?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#2
February 7, 2009 at 10:39:05
How do I check?

It is a windows CD, so I assume so.


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#3
February 7, 2009 at 11:17:10
Did you purchase the CD? What's on the label? Are you sure the CD drive is functional?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#4
February 7, 2009 at 11:28:34
Are you using a USB keyboard? If so, the BIOS must be set to use legusy USB devices. This is a catch 22 because you can't open the BIOS to make the change.

Use a PS/2 keyboard instead. Better anyway.


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#5
February 7, 2009 at 11:50:53
I am using a USB keyboard. I can access the BIOS, but it won't recognize me when I press any key to boot from CD.



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#6
February 7, 2009 at 12:19:29
Try a PS/2 keyboard.

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