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Can't Install Windows Xp On My Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by piolin75, Oct 14, 2005.

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  1. piolin75

    piolin75 Thread Starter

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    Hello Guys, here is my story
    My home computer just crashe I got a blue screen, and i have lost my Recovery CD, so i tooke the Hard drive to my Office and installed on another PC as SLAVE (running windows XP) I backed up all my Data and then I formated the Hard Drive as NTFS, but now that i installed back the hard drive to my computer, i can't install the windows xp, I have de WIn XP CD, and I chosed to boot from the CD-ROM here the CD is but it doesn't work... what can I do...? How can I boot the PC to install windows XP..? any help will be very appreciated (I apologize for may bad english)
     
  2. alamakluke

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    When you boot from the CD, do you see some blue screens telling you that windows is starting to install, or you get nothing! If you get nothing, what error messages that you get???
     
  3. heavybob

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    Do you get the "hit this key to boot from cd" prompt?
     
  4. piolin75

    piolin75 Thread Starter

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    RIGHT now I'm tring to boot with the CD - ROM with the Windows XP CD and i get this message:

    NTLDR IS MISSING
    Press Ctrl + Alt + Suppr
     
  5. piolin75

    piolin75 Thread Starter

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    Hop just this message

    NTLDR IS MISSING
    Press Ctrl + Alt + Suppr
     
  6. heavybob

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    you don't have a floppy disk in the drive...do you?
     
  7. heavybob

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    what kind of Windows XP cd do you have - where did you get it?
     
  8. piolin75

    piolin75 Thread Starter

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    Nope my friend....!!! this is a Dell Dimension 2400 1 year old....
     
  9. heavybob

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    This would be expected if it is booting to your Hard drive and not the cdrom - the Windows XP cd has to be original
     
  10. piolin75

    piolin75 Thread Starter

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    I downloades from Internet, I gess the CD it's fine because if I put the CD on my office and the auto run works fine
     
  11. heavybob

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    no!!!!!! - you need to have original Microsoft XP CD to continue - sorry I cannot be of any further assistance
     
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