problem with to installing windows xp?

  maith 20:22 22 May 06
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How do i install windows xp?
When i start my computer everything goes well.until i get to the second screen which my computer displays.
It says:
f1.....dos
f2.....???
Default:f1

if i press f1 it says:

Freedos FAT kernel GO!
press any key to boot from cd rom...

I press any key and it says

Loading 1st stored boot sector...ok!
Loading freeDOS FAT

What does this mean?
And how can i install windows xp?
Since i only have to install windows to get my computer running
(it's a recntly built computer from scratch

  VoG II 20:24 22 May 06
  maith 20:37 22 May 06

This screen does not come up..... saying press any key to boot from cd rom
it says:
Freedos FAT kernel GO!
press any key to boot from cd rom...

Can any one help me on what this means?
Loading 1st stored boot sector...ok!
Loading freeDOS FAT

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:41 22 May 06

Have you got a floppy disc in the drive or a CD in the drive?

  maith 20:42 22 May 06

cd in the drive

  SantasLittleHelper 20:44 22 May 06

Hi, have you gone into the Bios and made your CD the first boot disk?

  maith 20:45 22 May 06

Yes it is first in boot device

  SantasLittleHelper 20:51 22 May 06

Do you have a floppy boot disk? If so you could try booting from this and formatting the hard drive. Then reset first boot disk to CD and try again. The messages you are getting do not come from the Windows CD. Is it a full version of XP or an upgrade?

  maith 20:55 22 May 06

I do not have a floppy boot disk and my hard drive is already formatted.

  maith 20:59 22 May 06

i am not sure whether it is na upgrade or full windows xp.

  SantasLittleHelper 21:07 22 May 06

Try doing a search on Google for freedos, it appears it is provided on Hewlet Packard machines and is a Dos operating system.

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