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WinXP Pro Boot disks

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by blackstar, Aug 26, 2004.

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  1. blackstar

    blackstar Thread Starter

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    OK, I was/am having problems getting windows to start up on my desktop PC.

    I am currently using a friends laptop..I made the 6 FLOPPY bootdisks from the microsoft download site..cuz i have no CD drive (working anyway) on my PC,
    but in the text about the bootdisks it says something about "You will need the Windows CD" to complete setup....

    ARRGH! I have no working CD drive..thats why i needed floppies in the first place!!
    So, Im wary of beginning the boot process now, as i cannot use the CD..
    will it damage or change my files//windows XP that i had previously working on there??
    Is there a way i can get a downloadable version of whatever is on the CD that is needed to complete setup?

    what should i do..just try it without being able to use the CD??
    will it screw up my computer more????

    HELLP PLEASE??!! :(
     
  2. Jamescol

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    The boot disks will only get the Windows process installation started. If your objective is to repair your Windows installation, you will need the CD.

    If you can use another computer to copy the files to a network you can access, you can run the installation from there.

    Alternately, you might want to post more details on the problem you're having with getting Windows to start. Often it is just a corrupted driver that you can replace with a floppy disk.

    James
     
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