Im currently trying to make a dual boot system for xp and ubuntu. I already have xp installed on the entire drive but i want to wipe it completely and make partitions for XP to install on. Ive taken all the data i want off the drive and defraged it several times (hoping the reinstall will go faster because of it). My main drive is 2 X WD 250gig SATA2 drives in raid 0.
Ok i insert the xp boot disk and set dvd drive as first boot device in bios. I hit enter to boot from cd. When it gets to the screen where it asks me to hit f6 to install additional drivers, i repeatedly hit f6 but i guess it ignores me or my f6 button doesn't work because it skips on and starts loading files. But i guess its not a problem since later it says it can't find a hard drive to load to and asks me if i want to install drivers again. So I hit "s" to load additional drivers and find the correct driver i need from the floppy drive and hit enter. It loads and i say continue. After a couple more files load and it says "starting windows," i get an error:
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I just want to get to the part where the windows XP disc lets me partition the HDD so i can wipe the current install of XP and create the partitions i want for XP to reinstall on. If i set the boot device back to the raid 0 setup it boots back into my old install of XP just fine.
I found an option in my bios: "Max CPUID Value Limit"
Description: "This should be enabled in order to boot legacy OSes unable to support CPUs with extended CPUID functions"
Ive always had this disbaled and my current XP installs just fine.
Here are my specs if that helps:
asus p5b deluxe/wifi (wifi is disabled)
e6600 @ 3.2ghz
2x1gb g skill HZ's ddr2800
2 X WD 250gig SATA2 HDD's in raid 0