XP install

  petec33 11:53 21 May 08


I have replaced the hard drive on my XP machine at home i then put the cd in the drive and boot from it it opens symantec ghost and says it connot do multiple loads then just errors.
I really need to get XP loaded on this machine does anyone have any good ideas or other ways of doing this if i can't use this cd??


  PO79 15:02 21 May 08

I think what you may have is a Restore CD, and not a Full\Upgrade Windows XP disk. Some PC manufacturers put a "Tattoo" on the hard drive that allows for a restore, but will not proceed if it is not there, Hewwlett Packard are one such supplier. If you do indeed have the full XP disk then try booting from a Win 98 floppy and deleting all the partitions. This should give you a clean disk to install to, after booting from the XP CD.

  petec33 15:18 21 May 08

I don't have a full xp disk would it work if i borrowed one from work even though it is OEM?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:09 21 May 08

Yes as long as you use your own number on the sticker on the machine.

you will also need to download the drivers for your equipment.

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