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Old 08-24-2006, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello. I'm trying to figure out how to install Windows XP Home Edition to a blank 80 GB HDD.

In the boot bios I selected my DVD drive as top priority so it boots that first when I restart my PC with the Windows disc in it.

I made this windows xp home disc myself with Nero (burn bootable image).

It keeps taking me to a DOS screen starting with the word Caldera DR-DOS and ending with [DR-DOS]A:\> (enter text).

But I cannot type anything at that point. I can't even exit that screen... It just sits there.

I have a Gateway computer by the way.
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Old 08-24-2006, 02:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You made it yourself? that's probably why it doesn't work.

What Nero version did you use, I'm guessing 6?

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Old 08-24-2006, 02:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I know "fix-it 5" starts up with caldera dr-dos...

and I know of another program, but I can't think of the name...

your disk is messed up (I don't think you have xp home)
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yea, that wasnt burned correctly. Tell us the process you used
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I extracted the files from the Windows XP Home.iso with PowerISO then burned them to a CD-R with Nero Express 6 > Data > Bootable Data Disc, added the files then burned...

I burned them to the disc as a floppy image. It says it's supposed to boot when Windows starts in DOS.

Funny thing is my disc only boots after I log on...

http://img177.imageshack.us/my.php?i...ntitledxj9.jpg

Please tell me what / how am I supposed to burn this CD iso so that it will boot at Windows startup into DOS like it's supposed to....
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very wrong... lol

the iso is a disk image file and it is ready to burn as is (no need to extract it)

download clonecd (use the trial) http://www.slysoft.com/en/clonecd.html

and select "write from image file"

easy as that...
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You guys were right....... I was burning it wrong.

I used CloneCD and burned the image file like you said Juice Daddy.

You are a genius lol. Thanks a lot you guys!!!!!
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you were supposed to use the "burn as disc image" in nero option, not the the make boot cd option as the xp iso was already bootable
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