Ive been trying to install windows xp pro onto a compaq presario 5000 for the last 2 months but it doesnt want to go. i tried a flat out cd boot, but i get an error "NTLDR file is missing" (never pressed a key when it said "Press any key to boot from cd...")
and when i do press a key it just sits there doing nothing.
I tried using the setup disks from microsoft at How to obtain Windows XP Setup boot disks
but right b4 the installation starts i get an error, "Value 0 in the setupsomethingorother file is corrupt or missing"
I tried to install windows xp pro from inside windows 2000 pro, but the stuff freezes the second i click install windows xp from the autorun menu's.
i tried installing it from inside dos (using a boot disk), but any file i try to access of the CD from it says its not accessable threw dos. (just typing setup.exe and enter)
any other options or fixs anyone can think of?
also, the CD is a copy of the original since my dad keeps it safe so i dont loose it or damage it like usual...and he doesnt remember were he put it lol.
but its a legit copied of it.
oh...and yes, the drive is formatted right. and theres no partitions.