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Install question

by keystoneman / November 16, 2005 8:16 AM PST

Hey guys I got a new computer with no operating system on it. I bought windows XP off line. While I was waiting for it to arrive I installed a trial version of Microsoft Server 2003, it has now ran out and I got my XP cd. When I go to install my windows XP cd it does not boot the cd. It goes right to Windows Server 2003 and will not let me log in because it has expiered. Can anyone help me out?

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(NT) (NT) go into bios set to boot from cd
by Mark5019 / November 16, 2005 8:36 AM PST
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by keystoneman / November 16, 2005 9:29 AM PST

I did that, it waits a few seconds but then goes to the operating system. I even went as far as to say don't boot from anything but a cd and it will not work. But when I take it on my brothers computer it boots up fine. HELP!

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Problems Associated With CD Installations
by Xiang Xieu Tsieh / November 16, 2005 9:54 AM PST
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Incorrect Boot Order
Damaged Installation CD
Damaged CD-ROM drive
CD-Rom Drive Lens Needs Cleaning
If all else fails and your computer has a floppy drive, consider creating a set of Boot Floppy Disks for Win XP.

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Burned windows XP cd
by keystoneman / November 16, 2005 10:35 AM PST

It is a burned copy of windows XP from my last computer and I have the code, but it will not boot ... How can I get it to boot, or how can I uninstall Windows Server 2003 Trial Edition

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Get a factory made CD.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 16, 2005 10:40 AM PST
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Copies can be tougher to boot. If you can't do that, consider replacing the CDRW/DVD drive and trying it again.


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CD of Windows XP from last computer.
by Papa Echo / November 16, 2005 10:54 AM PST
In reply to: Burned windows XP cd

Is it a copy of an actual "Windows XP CD" or a "recovery disk " which came with your lasgt computer ? If a recovery disk, is your new computer of the same make and model ?

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Copy of windows XP
by keystoneman / November 16, 2005 11:10 AM PST
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Simple. Killdisk.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 16, 2005 11:11 AM PST
In reply to: Copy of windows XP

Look up KILLDISK on to clean off the old drive if you feel that's the issue.


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