Cd bootable issues

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If the hard drive and the disc drive in that laptop are both functional, and if the disc drive is set first in the boot order in the BIOS, and if the Windows XP disc is in its drive, you should see a Press any key to boot from CD message when you power on that laptop.

When you press any key before the message disappears, Windows XP should start installing in that laptop.

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I disagree with the first part of the video guide in post #8 because a third-party app is NOT needed to format the hard drive.

That can be done while installing Windows XP.

http://www.blackviper.com/os-install-guides/windows-xp-professional-install-guide/

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Sorry about that. In the video the drive was wiped during the first 6 minutes. That is irrelevant to the OP. I should have said to skip to 6:45. At that point he has what looks like the same Dell Windows XP Pro CD as the OP has. After that he inserts the CD, starts the computer and proceeds with installing Windows XP Pro.
In the video:
Press F12 to get to the boot menu
Select ATAPI CD-ROM drive
When prompted press any key to boot from CD
 
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flavallee

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I watched that video only as far as when I saw "DBAN" written on the disc.
I knew then he wasn't going to use the Windows XP disc to format the hard drive.
Because of the long length (about 45 minutes) of that video, I didn't watch it any further.

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I watched that video only as far as when I saw "DBAN" written on the disc.
I knew then he wasn't going to use the Windows XP disc to format the hard drive.
Because of the long length (about 45 minutes) of that video, I didn't watch it any further.

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Go to the 6:45 point. He inserts the Dell Windows XP disk just like what the OP has. He then install Windows XP.
I should have explained the first 6 minutes was spent wiping the drive.
 

Kingrahrah

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Make sure the Windows XP disc is in the disc drive.
Turn that laptop off.
Wait 30 - 60 seconds.
Turn it back on.
What happens after you turn it back on?
Does any message or anything else appear on the screen?
If it does, take a photo of it and then submit it here.

I watched that video only as far as when I saw "DBAN" written on the disc.
I knew then he wasn't going to use the Windows XP disc to format the hard drive.
Because of the long length (about 45 minutes) of that video, I didn't watch it any further.

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No partition bootable. The computer thinks the hard drive is there and bootable but it's not bootable yet with no OS. It keeps trying to boot from hard drive even though the cd drive is set to first it's weird
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Kingrahrah

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I watched that video only as far as when I saw "DBAN" written on the disc.
I knew then he wasn't going to use the Windows XP disc to format the hard drive.
Because of the long length (about 45 minutes) of that video, I didn't watch it any further.

I watched that video only as far as when I saw "DBAN" written on the disc.
I knew then he wasn't going to use the Windows XP disc to format the hard drive.
Because of the long length (about 45 minutes) of that video, I didn't watch it any further.

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No partition bootable. The computer thinks the hard drive is there and bootable but it's not bootable yet with no OS. It keeps trying to boot from hard drive even though the cd drive is set to first it's weird
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flavallee

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Are you sure the disc drive is set first in the boot order in the BIOS?
Are you sure the disc drive works?

I'm not there, so I don't know if the disc drive and the hard drive both work, or if either of them has failed.
I also don't know if that Windows XP disc you bought is an original or a counterfeit copy, and possibly is not bootable.

I suggest you ask a computer knowledgeable family member or friend to help you.

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flavallee

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MisterEd51:
There's no need for me to watch the entirety of that 43+ minutes long video guide.
It's almost midnight here, so I'm shutting down for the night.

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It’s important to create the bootable CD or DVD properly. Bootable discs are very different from normal software that ships on a CD or DVD. The normal method of creating a CD by copying or burning files onto a blank CD-R or DVD±R is insufficient to create a bootable CD. Instead, if you did not obtain a physical copy of the bootable CD or DVD from a store or in the mail, you will likely need to convert an ISO file into a bootable CD or DVD by burning an ISO image of the data onto the disc, instead of the data itself.
 
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It’s important to create the bootable CD or DVD properly. Bootable discs are very different from normal software
Have you read the first few messages in this thread? The OP indicates that he has bought (what appears to be) a genuine Dell WinXP recovery disk. These are normally bootable.
 

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robertgsoliz,

I've edited out the entire second paragraph of your post as we are not going to link to your knowlege base for instructions.
 

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I've edited out the entire second paragraph of your post as we are not going to link to your knowlege base for instructions.
I was wondering who the "our" was/ I let it slide thinking he may have meant TSG, but since it was his first post, it was doubtful.
 

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