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Old 09-06-2009, 02:59 AM   #16
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Who will tell. On my previous computer, installing XP was impossible without first wiping any trace of any other operating system off ALL my hard drives*! The fact that it installed just fine after that would indicate that neither the install cd nor the optical drive were bad. More like an additional feature you get for free on top of what you pay for...


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*I did not really wipe those drives, of course - I just unplugged them except the one that I needed to install XP on. Since it was an empty drive, the install cd did not detect any "malicious" OS and it installed "without a hitch".
Sorry , Can you please let me know how can I wipe out from the existing OS (as you did) that prevents from re-installing the Windows XP ?
 
Old 09-06-2009, 04:50 AM   #17
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Who will tell. On my previous computer, installing XP was impossible without first wiping any trace of any other operating system off ALL my hard drives*! The fact that it installed just fine after that would indicate that neither the install cd nor the optical drive were bad. More like an additional feature you get for free on top of what you pay for...


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*I did not really wipe those drives, of course - I just unplugged them except the one that I needed to install XP on. Since it was an empty drive, the install cd did not detect any "malicious" OS and it installed "without a hitch".
No, it ain't possible. Some kind of mistake should've happened from your side. Most probably if you've used multiple harddrives.
 
Old 09-06-2009, 05:27 AM   #18
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It aint't possible? Maybe you are suggesting I simply forgot to place the cd in the drive? Over and over again? Or I forgot to say my prayers first?
 
Old 09-06-2009, 05:50 AM   #19
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Who will tell. On my previous computer, installing XP was impossible without first wiping any trace of any other operating system off ALL my hard drives*! The fact that it installed just fine after that would indicate that neither the install cd nor the optical drive were bad. More like an additional feature you get for free on top of what you pay for...
If you boot from CD, nothing is loaded on the computer, it just reads from the CD.
Did you tested the CD on another computer?
In your case, the CD doesn't try to boot.
If you realy believe the things you say, just use a linux CD to wipe out the entire hard drive, and try again.
 
Old 09-06-2009, 05:59 AM   #20
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It aint't possible? Maybe you are suggesting I simply forgot to place the cd in the drive? Over and over again? Or I forgot to say my prayers first?
No man...

If you did everything right, then it should boot

If its not booting, then it could be either the problem with your cd or cd-drive. There's nothing Linux to do with it
 
Old 09-06-2009, 06:03 AM   #21
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If you boot from CD, nothing is loaded on the computer, it just reads from the CD.
Did you tested the CD on another computer?
In your case, the CD doesn't try to boot.
If you realy believe the things you say, just use a linux CD to wipe out the entire hard drive, and try again.
Can you please let me know how can I use Linux CD to wipe out the entire hard drive ?
 
Old 09-06-2009, 06:06 AM   #22
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Can you please let me know how can I use Linux CD to wipe out the entire hard drive ?
The easiest way is to format while you go through linux setup. There'll be a partition editor screen during install
 
Old 09-06-2009, 06:09 AM   #23
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It aint't possible? Maybe you are suggesting I simply forgot to place the cd in the drive? Over and over again? Or I forgot to say my prayers first?
Did you test the CD on another computer?
 
Old 09-06-2009, 06:12 AM   #24
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*I did not really wipe those drives, of course - I just unplugged them except the one that I needed to install XP on. Since it was an empty drive, the install cd did not detect any "malicious" OS and it installed "without a hitch".
In this case the CD booted, and probably refused to install, but installed after you removed the HD's
Now the CD doesn't boot, so there is another problem.
 
  


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