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Old 10-08-2008, 12:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an LG DVD+/-RW drive, and a Memorex DVD/CD-RW drive. I need to reinstall Windows XP on an old computer, but for some reason when I try to boot the XP CD, it doesn't detect and loads straight from the HDD. I know the CD drives are good, and the Windows XP CD, as I can use both to read the Windows XP CD inside of Windows. I've set the BIOS to boot from only the optical drives, but when I do that, it says System disk failure, so I can't load anything. Any suggestions?
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Check that from your two CD drives one of the drives jumper pins is on master and the other on slave. Set the master drive as your first device in BIOS and insert the disk in that drive.
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Make sure your XP CD is bootable. Most are if you've purchased it from a store, but if you burned a copy you may not have burned the ISO image correctly.
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Check that from your two CD drives one of the drives jumper pins is on master and the other on slave. Set the master drive as your first device in BIOS and insert the disk in that drive.
Had the DVD burner on Master, and the CD burner on Slave. Neither worked. Took both out, and did one at a time. Still no go.

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Make sure your XP CD is bootable. Most are if you've purchased it from a store, but if you burned a copy you may not have burned the ISO image correctly.
I used a Retail copy at first. Didn't work, so I copied the contents, and made an ISO. Didn't work. I then downloaded a copy from a torrent site. Didn't work.
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