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Aliblista(UK)

Wayne brady bitches!

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#1 10 years ago

Hey guys,

I want to reformat an old laptop and reinstall windows on it. So i set the bios to boot from disk and inserted an xp installation dvd into the drive. The computer should load the disk and run the xp installation utility (wordperfect screens etc)

However, instead the computer just sits at a black command prompt screen and nothing happens, until i take out the disk and so the computer just boots from the HDD.

Any idea whats going on? Maybe im doing sumthing wrong?

Thanks, Ali

edit: im sure there is nothing wrong with the dvd as i used it to install xp onto my macbook just recently. Could it be because the disk im using is xp pro, and the laptop as xp home installed?




ConstanceJill

Huh yeah, whatever ^^

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#2 10 years ago

I don't know exactly what might cause it, however :

Aliblista(UK);4556879Could it be because the disk im using is xp pro, and the laptop as xp home installed?

=> Definitely no. The OS that might be installed already (or not) has absolutely no effect on what you can or can't boot from another medium.




Aliblista(UK)

Wayne brady bitches!

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#3 10 years ago

ConstanceJill;4556892I don't know exactly what might cause it, however :

=> Definitely no. The OS that might be installed already (or not) has absolutely no effect on what you can or can't boot from another medium.

Thanks for reply, ye thats what i figured, but at this point im desperate for an answer and almost believed tht the xp home/pro difference could be the prob but reason tells me its not.




Aliblista(UK)

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#4 10 years ago

lol ok strangely its working now, i was annoyed so angrily tried again thinking my attempt would be fruitless but its booted and formating now so...

Thanks anyway :D

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