|One of the HP disks is probably an XP re-installation CD - that one you can boot the computer with to install Windows - any other HP disks are probably not bootable. The files and folders on the XP re-installation CD are exactly the same as the files and folders with the same name that are on a regular OEM XP CD that has the same SP updates, or no SP updates, integrated into it, for the same version, Home or Pro, except a few of the OEM.* files have different internal content, so you can use that CD the same way you use a regular XP CD, but probably only with your HP model because of the non standard OEM.* files. |
You should NOT get ANY errors reading the files from that XP CD.
If you DO get errors reading files from the CD,
See Response 7 in in this,
"Errors reading from the CD can be caused by....."
If the second stage of XP's Setup does NOT complete
See response 7 and response 9 in this: