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Thread: Bought new PC. Boot Prb! Help.

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    sameer0807's Avatar I aIn'T nO sErIoUs
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    Hello,

    Today i bought a New PC. It didn't have any OS installed so when i try putting the WinXP disk it doesn't work. It asks me for a boot floopy or somethin. I have my other PC Boot Disk so Inserted it. This is what is says:

    Searchin for Boot Record from Floopy............OK

    Remove disks or other media.
    Press any Key to restart.

    When i press any key...the PC doesn't restart. What's happening here?? How do i install a OS on my new Pc?

    Please advice!

    Thnx for ur time,
    Cheers :-)

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    Well if u want to install Xp just boot it up off the disk

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    Quote Originally Posted by mofos
    Well if u want to install Xp just boot it up off the disk
    I tried doing that....but i get this message:

    Searchin for Boot Record from CD/DVD-0.........NOT FOUND

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    go into the bios.

    1. is the cd drive detected?
    2. is it in the boot order? also make sure it is first on the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sameer0807
    I tried doing that....but i get this message:

    Searchin for Boot Record from CD/DVD-0.........NOT FOUND

    Got in in the right drive?

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    I don't know but nothing seems to be working.....

    I checked bios...CD drive is there...also it's on #1.

    This PC has only 1 CD drive so i guess I'm in da right drive!
    Last edited by sameer0807; 11-05-2004 at 03:20 AM.

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    the cd IS bootable, right?

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    I lost da Actual winxp disk so I downloaded winxp-Pro Corp-sp2 edition and tried booting with that disk……I also tried booting with original System Recovery disk…but nothing seemed to work!

    "I'll be here... I'll be 'waiting'...here... I'll be waiting... for you ... so... If you come here... You'll find me. I promise..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco_2004
    the cd IS bootable, right?
    ya dat was it. The CD that i was trying to install Winxp was not bootable....I got another CD which is bootable, did the job for me.

    thnx for da help!!

    Cheers :-)

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    Congrats getting it working.

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