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Problems installing XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Boopster, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Boopster

    Boopster Flightless Bird

    I previously had both windows xp and windos 2000 on one comp. I have tried
    reformatting and just getting xp on it. I have a disk, and it goes through
    to the reboot after the first part of install. After it reboots, it starts
    over from the beginning of the disk. I can't seem to get any further. Any
    suggestions?
    --
    Boop
     
  2. Michael

    Michael Flightless Bird

    "Boopster" <Boopster@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:0E4EACBB-9E45-4E81-AA79-669C872D856B@microsoft.com...
    > I previously had both windows xp and windos 2000 on one comp. I have
    > tried
    > reformatting and just getting xp on it. I have a disk, and it goes
    > through
    > to the reboot after the first part of install. After it reboots, it
    > starts
    > over from the beginning of the disk. I can't seem to get any further.
    > Any
    > suggestions?
    > --
    > Boop


    Take the disk out before the first reboot then put it back in when the OS
    asks for it.
    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  3. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Boopster" <Boopster@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:0E4EACBB-9E45-4E81-AA79-669C872D856B@microsoft.com...
    > I previously had both windows xp and windos 2000 on one comp. I have
    > tried
    > reformatting and just getting xp on it. I have a disk, and it goes
    > through
    > to the reboot after the first part of install. After it reboots, it
    > starts
    > over from the beginning of the disk. I can't seem to get any further.
    > Any
    > suggestions?
    > --
    > Boop


    You write "I have a disk". Can you describe this "disk" in greater detail?
     
  4. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    Boopster wrote:
    > I previously had both windows xp and windos 2000 on one comp. I have
    > tried reformatting and just getting xp on it. I have a disk, and it
    > goes through to the reboot after the first part of install. After it
    > reboots, it starts over from the beginning of the disk. I can't seem
    > to get any further. Any suggestions?


    Duh! You told your computer to boot from the CD as the first choice.

    Take the CD out of the drive when it tells you it is re-booting.
     
  5. Boopster

    Boopster Flightless Bird

    Sorry, I gues that may have helped. I have the disk for Windows Xp Home.
    --
    Boop


    "Pegasus [MVP]" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "Boopster" <Boopster@msn.com> wrote in message
    > news:0E4EACBB-9E45-4E81-AA79-669C872D856B@microsoft.com...
    > > I previously had both windows xp and windos 2000 on one comp. I have
    > > tried
    > > reformatting and just getting xp on it. I have a disk, and it goes
    > > through
    > > to the reboot after the first part of install. After it reboots, it
    > > starts
    > > over from the beginning of the disk. I can't seem to get any further.
    > > Any
    > > suggestions?
    > > --
    > > Boop

    >
    > You write "I have a disk". Can you describe this "disk" in greater detail?
    >
    > .
    >
     
  6. Boopster

    Boopster Flightless Bird

    I took the disk out before the first reboot. It didn't work. Still took me
    back to the starting point. :( Anybody have any other suggestions?
    Thinking about throwing the comp in the gully. LOL
    --
    Boop


    "Michael" wrote:

    > "Boopster" <Boopster@msn.com> wrote in message
    > news:0E4EACBB-9E45-4E81-AA79-669C872D856B@microsoft.com...
    > > I previously had both windows xp and windos 2000 on one comp. I have
    > > tried
    > > reformatting and just getting xp on it. I have a disk, and it goes
    > > through
    > > to the reboot after the first part of install. After it reboots, it
    > > starts
    > > over from the beginning of the disk. I can't seem to get any further.
    > > Any
    > > suggestions?
    > > --
    > > Boop

    >
    > Take the disk out before the first reboot then put it back in when the OS
    > asks for it.
    > --
    >
    >
    > "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    > If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  7. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Flightless Bird

    "Boopster" wrote:

    > I took the disk out before the first reboot. It didn't work. Still took me
    > back to the starting point. :( Anybody have any other suggestions?
    > Thinking about throwing the comp in the gully. LOL
    > --
    > Boop
    >


    Set the BIOS to boot from CD. Save the changes and exit the BIOS. When the
    machine comes to the desktop, place the XP CD in the drive and restart the
    machine. When the machine restarts, you will be prompted "Press any key to
    boot from CD". If you don't see this prompt, you are not booting from the CD.
    Press a key and the install routine will begin. When you get to the point
    that the machine reboots the first time, don't press a key when prompted or
    the install routine starts over. Leave the disk in the drive and the install
    will continue.

    >
    > "Michael" wrote:
    >
    > > "Boopster" <Boopster@msn.com> wrote in message
    > > news:0E4EACBB-9E45-4E81-AA79-669C872D856B@microsoft.com...
    > > > I previously had both windows xp and windos 2000 on one comp. I have
    > > > tried
    > > > reformatting and just getting xp on it. I have a disk, and it goes
    > > > through
    > > > to the reboot after the first part of install. After it reboots, it
    > > > starts
    > > > over from the beginning of the disk. I can't seem to get any further.
    > > > Any
    > > > suggestions?
    > > > --
    > > > Boop

    > >
    > > Take the disk out before the first reboot then put it back in when the OS
    > > asks for it.
    > > --
    > >
    > >
    > > "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    > > If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
    > >
    > >
    > > .
    > >
     
  8. John

    John Flightless Bird

    When installing XP Home, did you delete all partitions? Create a new
    partition and format it?
    We can't see what you see so describe what you mean by "starting point".

    "Boopster" <Boopster@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:92C3E6F1-82D1-448A-A9B8-0074B0ECAA48@microsoft.com...
    >I took the disk out before the first reboot. It didn't work. Still took
    >me
    > back to the starting point. :( Anybody have any other suggestions?
    > Thinking about throwing the comp in the gully. LOL
    > --
    > Boop
    >
    >
    > "Michael" wrote:
    >
    >> "Boopster" <Boopster@msn.com> wrote in message
    >> news:0E4EACBB-9E45-4E81-AA79-669C872D856B@microsoft.com...
    >> > I previously had both windows xp and windos 2000 on one comp. I have
    >> > tried
    >> > reformatting and just getting xp on it. I have a disk, and it goes
    >> > through
    >> > to the reboot after the first part of install. After it reboots, it
    >> > starts
    >> > over from the beginning of the disk. I can't seem to get any further.
    >> > Any
    >> > suggestions?
    >> > --
    >> > Boop

    >>
    >> Take the disk out before the first reboot then put it back in when the OS
    >> asks for it.
    >> --
    >>
    >>
    >> "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    >> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
    >>
    >>
    >> .
    >>
     
  9. philo

    philo Flightless Bird

    Boopster wrote:
    > I took the disk out before the first reboot. It didn't work. Still took me
    > back to the starting point. :( Anybody have any other suggestions?
    > Thinking about throwing the comp in the gully. LOL



    Nope

    the starting point is booting from the install CD

    if you took it out it could hardly boot from it

    sheesh
     
  10. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Comments are inline because post is unclear.

    Boopster wrote:
    > I previously had both windows xp and windos 2000 on one comp.


    Sounds like a multi-boot. What was your partition scheme? How many hard
    drives are in this PC?

    > I have tried reformatting and just getting xp on it.


    Reformatting *what*? The whole hard drive (assuming there is only one
    hard drive)? The partition that had XP on it?

    > I have a disk,


    *Please* describe this disk in detail. We cannot see it, and it could be
    anything.

    > and it
    > goes through to the reboot after the first part of install. After it
    > reboots, it starts over from the beginning of the disk. I can't seem
    > to get any further. Any suggestions?


    For all we know, you never configured the BIOS to boot off the CD in the
    first place! Please provide details of what you are doing!
     
  11. Ben Myers

    Ben Myers Flightless Bird

    "Boopster" <Boopster@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:0E4EACBB-9E45-4E81-AA79-669C872D856B@microsoft.com...
    > I previously had both windows xp and windos 2000 on one comp. I have

    tried
    > reformatting and just getting xp on it. I have a disk, and it goes

    through
    > to the reboot after the first part of install. After it reboots, it

    starts
    > over from the beginning of the disk. I can't seem to get any further.

    Any
    > suggestions?


    This sounds like a normal install. As mentioned by other posters, be sure
    to remove the CD, then just follow the onscreen instructions.

    Ben
     
  12. sgopus

    sgopus Flightless Bird

    Please give details, and be exact, your wording is lacking badly in being
    understood.
    List step by step what you did and what commands you choose.
    ie I booted to the win XP home install disc and choose format partition, it
    started the format and copied the files for install etc...

    "Boopster" wrote:

    > I took the disk out before the first reboot. It didn't work. Still took me
    > back to the starting point. :( Anybody have any other suggestions?
    > Thinking about throwing the comp in the gully. LOL
    > --
    > Boop
    >
    >
    > "Michael" wrote:
    >
    > > "Boopster" <Boopster@msn.com> wrote in message
    > > news:0E4EACBB-9E45-4E81-AA79-669C872D856B@microsoft.com...
    > > > I previously had both windows xp and windos 2000 on one comp. I have
    > > > tried
    > > > reformatting and just getting xp on it. I have a disk, and it goes
    > > > through
    > > > to the reboot after the first part of install. After it reboots, it
    > > > starts
    > > > over from the beginning of the disk. I can't seem to get any further.
    > > > Any
    > > > suggestions?
    > > > --
    > > > Boop

    > >
    > > Take the disk out before the first reboot then put it back in when the OS
    > > asks for it.
    > > --
    > >
    > >
    > > "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    > > If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
    > >
    > >
    > > .
    > >
     

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