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how to create boot disk to reinstall XP from cd-rom?

by hbarron / August 8, 2005 4:20 AM PDT

I have a locked up pc as it's asking for a logon password from win2000 but that version was deleted of PC afer I upgraded to XP. Now it wants the old passowrd but it does not work. I want to re-install but can't past the password. How do I create a boot disk that will allow me to get to the D: drive to access the Cd to re-install?

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Boot from XP CD
by _marcvs / August 14, 2005 6:40 AM PDT

The Win XP CD is a bootable disc - just pop it in your drive and restart. You need to set your boot sequence from the BIOS to use the CD first.

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XP CD not booting up
by jlariviere / August 14, 2005 8:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Boot from XP CD

Running XP pro and when I set the sequence to boot from the CDROM drive first, I get a single line on black screen that says "press any key to boot from CD". I do so and the second message says "Setup is inspecting your computers hardware configuration ".

The screen goes black and stays that way for 10 minutes until I press the CTRL+ALT+DEL keys. The CDROM drive LED is on showing the it is being used/activated.

I had a error message that the NTOSKRNL.exe was corrupt or missing. Please re-install. So, here I am following protocall. Should I do this from MSDOS floppy disks? Not sure I can since the .exe file is 2.1MB.

Any suggestions?

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That sounds right.
by Stan Chambers / August 14, 2005 9:08 AM PDT
In reply to: XP CD not booting up

It will make a set of 6 floppies. I have used these on machines that could not install xp from the cd.
I have had to use the utility that came with the hdd to write zeroes to the disk, then boot the floppies and install setup, before I could install xp from the cd.

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