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unable to boot xp pro from a copied install cd

by philcore3 / March 11, 2007 1:04 PM PDT

My friend had a valid copy of xp professional that he gave me. He burned it on to a disk for me. What I want to do is a clean install onto a new hard drive. When I try and boot from the cd, nothing happens. All I get is and error message saying error loading OS. I can however install xp pro if I first boot up XP home and run it from there. What do I need to do a clean install on a empty formatted hard drive? Is my copied cd missing something?

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Did you know?
by Stan Chambers / March 11, 2007 1:16 PM PDT

That what you're doing is illegal and you just told the whole world.
You're forgiven, if you didn't know better, but now you do.

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Looks like it. To fix.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2007 1:17 PM PDT

Just get out your original and make a fresh copy. Microsoft does replace bad media for about 35 bucks. Which cheap compared to a full retail copy at the store.

Bob

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