Hi, What type of BIOS does your system have?? Please provide more technical details about your system. This will help to determine how to get the system to boot from the CDROM. Thanks. Depending on the type of motherboard, that is , if it only boots from floppy disks, you may need to have available the 6 WIN XP Startup floppy disks, if the motherboard will NOT boot from the CDROM. Please write back with more details. thanks.
WD 60, 7200 rpm hdd, Win XP Pro.
I installed a new motherboard, and since Windows will no longer boot, I understand that its necessary to format and reinstall WinXP.
My question is, what is the best way to approach this.
I have an XP cd and also a slipstreamed XP SP2 cd.
I can't seem to get either to boot. I get "non system disk" error, and "IO error". The cd drive is set first in the boot order, but no go.
I'm sure the cds are in good shape. I can boot both on another machine running XP.
Is there some secret to booting the cd, or will I have to use the floppy six pack to install the OS?
If anyone can enlighten me on this, I would very much appreciate it.