Installing XP HELP!!!! SOS!! 7 replies

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inashix

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#1 10 years ago

I'm having a heck of a lot of trouble trying to perform a clean installation for a friend on his gateway computer. It is a gateway with a p4 1.6 ghz, 1 gb ram a maxtor hard drive and a sony cd/dvd drive. I put in the XP disk but all I get is Network Selected as First boot device for current boot. I tried changing the boot order to the CD being the first to boot, but nothing is working. If you have any help it would be greatly appreciated. By the way his son thought it would be a bit funny to install Fedora onto the computer we are using...




EpicLoad

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#2 10 years ago

Does the BIOS recognize the CD Drive?

If not, make sure that all the cables are seated properly, and that the jumper is sitting in the correct position; then try to change the order in the BIOS.

If the BIOS is recognizing the CD Drive, where are you trying to change the boot sequence? And make sure that you are saving the settings.




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#3 10 years ago

Make sure you're not forcefully restarting the pc without actually saving the changes to the bios. Perhaps the cd drive can't read XP disc properly, check it while in Windows. Every pc normally has a shortcut key that enters boot sequence. Mine is F12, for example. Find out which one is designated on that oc, restart, click it while on initial (not Windows) boot screen and it should show where from do you want to boot, network, usb (if supported), hdd or cd rom.




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#4 10 years ago

My MSI 864PE Neo2-P MB has the same problem sometimes. It can take several attempts for it to finally use the CD ROM as first boot device and it's quite annoying. What it mainly has to do with on mine as far as I know is that it's an older MB that requires a PS2 KB for the BIOS to recognize your settings. If it's an older MB and he's using a USB KB, try using a PS2 adapter. Most USB KBs work on PS2 as well.




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#5 10 years ago

i guess the problem lies with the CD itself... have you tried it with another CD?




Maeko

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#6 10 years ago
>Omen<;4184415What it mainly has to do with on mine as far as I know is that it's an older MB that requires a PS2 KB for the BIOS to recognize your settings. If it's an older MB and he's using a USB KB, try using a PS2 adapter. Most USB KBs work on PS2 as well.

That is true, even some motherboards wont even let you load the bios without a PS2 connection.

If all else fails, turn off your computer, and unplug any and all harddrives then attempt to see if it reads the disk drive.




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#7 10 years ago
inashix;4184008I'm having a heck of a lot of trouble trying to perform a clean installation for a friend on his gateway computer. It is a gateway with a p4 1.6 ghz, 1 gb ram a maxtor hard drive and a sony cd/dvd drive. I put in the XP disk but all I get is Network Selected as First boot device for current boot. I tried changing the boot order to the CD being the first to boot, but nothing is working. If you have any help it would be greatly appreciated. By the way his son thought it would be a bit funny to install Fedora onto the computer we are using...

Have you checked to see if you need to do a re installation? Its quite possible the windows partition still exists which means all you would need to do would be edit the MBR to point to the win installation.

Just a thought before you get to far ahead along the installation track...




EpicLoad

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#8 10 years ago

Freyr;4191111Have you checked to see if you need to do a re installation? Its quite possible the windows partition still exists which means all you would need to do would be edit the MBR to point to the win installation.

Just a thought before you get to far ahead along the installation track...

I don't think he's gotten that far; although who knows now.