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Help, windows XP won't install

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This is not the first time I do fresh xp install, after format drive finished, it reboot which is normal but instead of install windows it run through system config. than back to setup again.

Don't know why xp will not install. Please help.
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you have to change the boot sequence to boot off the harddrive first once the formatting is done but leave the cd in as setup will contine to read off it during the installation process
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the easiest thing to do is just take the xp disk out until it asks for it...not the best idea though
    
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Originally Posted by Bitemarks and bloodstains View Post
you have to change the boot sequence to boot off the harddrive first once the formatting is done but leave the cd in as setup will contine to read off it during the installation process

I did change it to boot to HD..... this is the message I get.
Wondows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. check boot path and disk hardware.
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post #5 of 7
the cd should fomat the drive then copy some files over then reboot if not then i think there is a proble with the disc
post #6 of 7
Ok in the BIOS MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THIS AS THE BOOT UP ORDER

1. CDROM
2. HDD
3 CDROM ( Thats normal as the first boot device goes back to floppy after setup ).

Now boot up into Windows XP setup and just format all partitions on that HDD assuming you dont need them and start fresh,.
post #7 of 7
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Well this will be my 4th time trying to reformating and trying to get xp to install.
I don't understand, it boot off the cd and format HD but it just won't boot to install xp.
By the way I have 2x250 HD RAID 0 if this will help.
RAID is enable in the BIOS.
Went through RAID utility.
Everything looks good.

Also I wonder why it only see 152617 MB during format
I have 2x250g HD RAID 0, shouldn't it be at least 460000 MB?
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