When I built my first computer, this forum and it's users were a whole lot of help to me. I had well of 500 post in less than a month back then. Well that was about 3-4 years ago. Anyways though i'm not trying to install windows on my computer I built, I am trying to install a fresh copy of windows on another computer. The hard drive has been formated and is clean. Ok i'm trying to install windows xp pro on this computer. I have the boot order set for cd drive, removable drives and then hard drive last. When I enter my xp pro disc its goes to a black screen and say "Operating system not found" and thats all I can get it to do. If I take the cd out, same thing happens. If I change the boot order to any different order, I get the same message. Whats the problem? When I built my computer, I had a small problem but a friend let me borrow a startup floppy disc. I entered it and windows then installed. Ok I went to microsoft and put the startup files on some floppys, and still I cant get them to work either.
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9/17/06 at 12:57pm