Windows XP Setup CD does not work

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December 30, 2010 at 08:54:44
Specs: Windows XP
I have Windows XP Professional installed on my parent's computer alongside Ubuntu Linux. The version of the XP installation that I have is either SP1 or SP2. I think it's SP1. The version of Windows on the system was either SP2 or SP3. My parents got into some state where safe mode will not boot. It just cycles in a loop. Ubuntu works fine. I inserted the XP Pro installation CD and it will not bring me to a menu. It brings me to a screen that tells me to insert bootable media or setup storage device then reboot. So that seems to indicate to me that it's not even recognizing the hard drive. I upgraded to a SATA drive about 4 years ago. Not sure if that's the problem since SATA probably did not exist when I bought the install CD. I'm also using GRUB as my boot manager to switch between Linux / Windows. Anyone know what the issue could be here? What would prevent the setup CD from reaching the Install / Repair Install / Recovery Console screen?

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December 30, 2010 at 09:16:42
Is the bios set to boot from CD?

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December 30, 2010 at 11:26:45
You may need to slipstream the SATA controller drivers into the CD files and then burn a new CDR. You can also incorporate SP3 in there too.

Try using nlite to perform the slipstream. Get the SATA controller drivers from the motherboard manufacturers website. Get nliteOS from the link below.

Link to redistributable SP3 below.

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