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Old 12-18-2005, 03:36 PM   #31 (permalink)
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My computer doesnt boot offf of Cd's, even if i set it to in the BIOS.
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Old 12-18-2005, 05:39 PM   #32 (permalink)
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any help????
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Old 12-18-2005, 08:08 PM   #33 (permalink)
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when you have the cd and you reboot, does it say on the top left hand corner to press any key to boot from cd?
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Old 12-20-2005, 12:44 PM   #34 (permalink)
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no

i think i know wut my problem is... when i went to install xp, it overlapped 2000 so then i cleared it and i dont have a base to start from.. so i need to buy a new hdd now.. it kinda sucks
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No, you dont need to buy a new hdd
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Old 12-21-2005, 01:24 PM   #36 (permalink)
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then wut do i do? cause i chatted with gateway for 1:30 minutes and they said they think my hdd is defective

wut do i do?
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thats because they want to come out and fix it and charge you an arm and a lef. Just fdisk it with a windows 98 floppy which will delete the partition and make a new one format it and then reinstall
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ok but it wont boot of the disk.. no matter what i do.. i've deleted and renewed partition 3 times and it doesn't do anything. i change my bios to boot on my cd drive but it doesn't.. maybe i need to update my bios.. but it's locked
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Old 12-26-2005, 01:30 PM   #40 (permalink)
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use the xp startup discs (6 floppies) to help install it since your computer doesn't want to boot form the cd. put your first xp floppy and your xp disc in at the same time. the floppy will read the info from your xp disc

are you sure that your computer is set to boot from the cd first? it should be cd, floppy, hard drive in that order
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