Problems install XP

Question

i have a spare PC...very simple AMD K6 witha SiS motherboard 256K ram. NO CD rom or floppy. It had a CD rom that i used to instal windows XP. But the CD rom broke so it was just a hard drive pretty much.....i was just using it to acces the internet. I got another CD rom and i tried to plug it in my PC and start it up and all of a sudden it wouldnt load from my HD and went to a screen telling me to hit Ctrl Alt Del to restart it...so i did....and it did the same thing.

So i unplugged the CD rom to load from the HD and install the CD rom within Windows.

So it went to the screen were you can load windows normally or on safe mode. My problem is that no matter what i choose it always freeses completely as soon as i choose how i want to start windows. I cannot get to WIndows what so ever ...i tried using to CD rom and load XP through a CD but it wouldnt work...what should i do?

Answer

This question was answered on April 16, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Boot up your computer, and when the "Starting Window" phrase on the bottom of the screen

either press F5 or F8 to get to the CMOS settings In the CMOS settings, you need to change the Boot sequence to begin with the hard drive This should allow you to boot your PC with out running into problems as well as having your CD ROM installed and configured on your PC through windows.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 16, 2004