Change os from vista to server 2003

March 19, 2009 at 08:18:19
Specs: Windows XP
HELLO, I HAVE A LENOVO DESKTOP AND I WANT TO CHANGE MY OS FROM VISTA TO WINDOWS SERVER 2003. WHEN I PUT THE CD AND BOOT THE MACHINE, THE PC DISPLAY AN ERROR "CDBOOT: Cannot boot from CD - Code: 4". The CD don´t have any problems. What can I do? The PC have a restriction or something?

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#1
March 19, 2009 at 08:34:36
Did you make the CD yourself? If so, you probably burnt the CD incorrectly. I've seen this a lot when people try make make custom XP install CDs and forget to make the CD bootable.

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#2
March 19, 2009 at 22:05:51
I've seen this problem on legacy systems before. The way I went around it was to get a Windows 95 or 98 Bootdisk. You can download it here: http://boot.oldos.net/boot98.exe You'll need 1 formatted floppy disk and a floppy drive.

Insert the disk, and make sure the floppy drive is set as the first boot device in the BIOS. There'll be a menu to appear. Select to start the system with CDROM support. Keep an eye out for the drive letter for your CD/DVD drive. When you finally get to the command prompt, type in the following pressing enter after each line:

R:
cd I386
WINNT.exe

Remember to interpolate R: for the actual drive letter of the CD/DVD drive. If you don't see the drive letter, the drive letter may be D.

Also, Google is your friend.

http://www.google.com/search?source...

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