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Re: Installing Windows XP, DISK BOOT FAILURE, Walkthrough anyone?
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2008, 10:35:20 AM »
Plug the HD into channel 1 and the CD into channel 2
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    Re: Installing Windows XP, DISK BOOT FAILURE, Walkthrough anyone?
    « Reply #16 on: November 29, 2008, 01:17:39 AM »
    hello my friend the only think you can do is to go into the BIO and change the setup for your boot device and put the CD rom first ok.

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    Re: Installing Windows XP, DISK BOOT FAILURE, Walkthrough anyone?
    « Reply #17 on: November 29, 2008, 10:31:26 PM »
    I'm trying to install Windows XP on a brand newly built machine.   every single piece that is installed is installed correctly.  I have disconnected everything that is not vital to installing the OS.  I have also tried searching for this topic, and have tried the suggestions, such as disconnecting as much as possible.

    I only have the graphics card, mobo, and dvd drive connected.   
    I keep getting DISK BOOT FAILURE  when I  try to load WIndows XP.  I have checked my bios and set the primary drive to the cd rom. 

    Any other ideas?!

    I'm at a loss, and hopefully someone has some sort of resolution for this.

    Thanks for trying to help. 

    -Matt ???

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      Re: Installing Windows XP, DISK BOOT FAILURE, Walkthrough anyone?
      « Reply #18 on: November 29, 2008, 11:11:58 PM »
      Thanks Bdubrie, for posting this in here.  Just figured that it was a new issue, and not so much related to a Disk Boot Failure, since I no longer get that error.  The Dell Disc was the obvious choice to try first, since I had the Product Key #.  This Windows XP disc is option number 2 and the last option before I go buy a new copy of XP. 

      I have never loaded an OS on a computer successfully, so hopefully I can get it installed this week.

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      Re: Installing Windows XP, DISK BOOT FAILURE, Walkthrough anyone?
      « Reply #19 on: November 30, 2008, 12:43:16 PM »
      first you go to bios and scan your hard disc.

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      Re: Installing Windows XP, DISK BOOT FAILURE, Walkthrough anyone?
      « Reply #20 on: November 30, 2008, 12:48:50 PM »
      first you go to bios and scan your hard disc.


      Is it just me or are we seeing more and more of these type of completely nonsensical answers?
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      Re: Installing Windows XP, DISK BOOT FAILURE, Walkthrough anyone?
      « Reply #21 on: November 30, 2008, 09:45:51 PM »
      first you go to bios and scan your hard disc.


      Is it just me or are we seeing more and more of these type of completely nonsensical answers?

      Trust me...

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        Re: Installing Windows XP, DISK BOOT FAILURE, Walkthrough anyone?
        « Reply #22 on: December 04, 2008, 11:43:49 AM »
        This Issue has been fully resolved.  Thanks to all who lended a helping word.


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        Re: Installing Windows XP, DISK BOOT FAILURE, Walkthrough anyone?
        « Reply #23 on: December 04, 2008, 12:09:49 PM »
        Excellent...what was the culprit may we ask ? ?
           
         
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          Re: Installing Windows XP, DISK BOOT FAILURE, Walkthrough anyone?
          « Reply #24 on: December 04, 2008, 01:57:18 PM »
          Excellent...what was the culprit may we ask ? ?

          Well, the solution to the Windows XP, Disk Boot Failure issue, was that I was originally trying to use a OEM Dell Windows XP Install Disk.  I just built a new computer, and did not order new OS, because I figured this Dell Windows XP was going to work.
          So, in short, it does not.  It will only work on the original computer, whether that specific computer is still running or not.  It may work on other Dell Computers, but I have heard that is not 100% either.   So, I ended up using an older copy of Windows instead. 

          BUT, now I can not figure out how to get on the internet with my new coputer, so I posted a new thread, and am trying to figure out how to get the internet to connect for the first time. 

          Hopefully somebody else will one day find this post useful.... ;D