how do I install windows xp pro install disk in dos

January 23, 2015 at 13:09:34
Specs: Windows XP
what shows up at start is STARTING Windows 95

the following file is missing or corrupted: C:\DEV\ATAP I_CD.SYS
There is an error in your CONFIG.SYS file line 1

C:\>C:\DEV\MSCDEX.EXE /D:mscd000 /V /M:12
Bad Command or file name


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#1
January 23, 2015 at 14:24:46
Insert your XP CD in the drive, boot into the bios & change the boot order to boot from the CD first.
F10 to save.
Watch for > press any key, do so & follow the prompts.

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#2
January 23, 2015 at 14:40:52
It says press any key to boot from cd
Then ....................


Nothing else has occurred since...that's been 5-10 minutes ago


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#3
January 23, 2015 at 14:50:25
1: Clean the CD.

2: How to Clean a CD-ROM Drive
http://www.howtocleanstuff.net/how-...

3: Try/borrow another CD/DVD rom, no need to bolt it in, just cable it up.


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#4
January 23, 2015 at 15:00:05
Another thought, is XP on a CD or DVD?


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#5
January 23, 2015 at 15:15:54
Another way, put XP on a thumb drive ( You may have to use a good comp ), insert the drive, go into the bios & change the boot order to boot from the thumb drive.
F10 to save.

Rufus
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/Rufus_...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/screen...
http://rufus.akeo.ie/


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#6
January 23, 2015 at 22:12:07
You have a computer that has 95 on it and you want to install xp on it now? What kind of specs--cpu, ram, hd size, etc.--does it have.

Those error messages are because those files for cdrom support are not where they're supposed to be. That won't matter if you plan on doing a fresh install, assuming xp will run on it.

As already mentioned, likely the cd drive or xp cd is dirty or bad.


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#7
January 24, 2015 at 05:45:01
Nah it's pretty clean, but i had the computer wiped clean and want to start fresh..so i installed the 95 floppy....and thought that i needed to install xp afterward...so the system would have someplace to start instead of trying to compensate for having nothing

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#8
January 24, 2015 at 06:18:59
You don't need anything on the HDD. Boot off the XP disk, watch the screen for the prompt to "press any key..." & do it. Once Windows setup starts, delete all partitions on the HDD, then create a new one & format it using NTFS. See the screenshots:

http://www.windowsxpprofessional.wi...

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#9
January 24, 2015 at 11:11:58
Note that XP does not run on DOS like Win 95 so you don't need it or want it. Effectively XP is it's own DOS. You don't need Win 95 on there first either.

Can you confirm that the CD/DVD drive is now ahead of the system driver (usually C) in BIOS (assuming you are still installing with a disk)?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#10
January 24, 2015 at 15:42:46
If it still hangs like you mentioned in your # 2 above then it's got to be either the cd drive or the disk.

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#11
January 25, 2015 at 15:20:00
Well when i restart...it starts counting rams in the top left corner....then it shows 64 MB .....after a lil bit, it shows two rectangles on the left.... F2 BOOT
F10 CONFIGURE......
I set it up for diskette last hard drive second....cd Rom first......save and exit....IT restarts,i put in the cd ...but there are two drives, i use the one closest to the diskette drivers.

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#12
January 25, 2015 at 15:22:57
"IT restarts,i put in the cd "
Reboot with the CD in.

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#13
January 25, 2015 at 19:30:40
64 meg? Again, post back some specs of the computer.

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