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September 23rd, 2004, 14:57
i got another cpu i jus got a video card for it but the thing is the hd is blank
it dont even have windows or anything on it at all but i do have the windows xp cd the thing is do i plug it in and pop the cd in and will it start up or somthing or what i mean how do i install windows on it?

September 23rd, 2004, 19:29
Try installing them from a boot disk...
You can easily make one on a friend's PC.
You may need to format the disk first.

September 23rd, 2004, 20:50
Originally posted by belmont@Sep 23 2004, 06:29 PM
Try installing them from a boot disk...
You can easily make one on a friend's PC.
You may need to format the disk first.
first of all i got my normal pc right now that im using so i dont need a friends pc :)
second of all how do i make a boot disc? :unsure:

September 23rd, 2004, 21:40
if i remember xp install correct, it will format for you, so first go to bios and change your boot order to cd booting first. then the xp setup will run and will ask you to format

September 23rd, 2004, 22:51

September 23rd, 2004, 22:54

September 23rd, 2004, 22:57
never mind guys im gonna have thy step dad help with this little problem thingy

September 24th, 2004, 01:51
Have him show you how to do it. It's useful information.

September 24th, 2004, 02:01
.....and easy

September 24th, 2004, 02:37
Yes guys i will pay attention for future reference with this little problem

September 24th, 2004, 02:39
hahahaha corey i get a rise out of you

September 28th, 2004, 16:37
what the hell do you mean by that? :blink:

September 29th, 2004, 03:47
I think u know

October 2nd, 2004, 03:44
hey can you guys help i mean my step dad is never gonna help me hes alway busy
umm......the pc was made to run windows 98 SE it says the serial on the back
i got the windows xp cd and i got a burend windows 98 SE cd
but when i turn on the computer i jus get a black screen do i jus put the windows 98 SE in because i tryed that nothin happens then i restarted the computer with the windows 98 se in the cd rom drive and did the same thing with windows xp cd
im really confused on this problem

October 2nd, 2004, 19:49
If you know how to get into your BIOS, then change the boot drive to IDE CD ROM or sumthin. Once you change it to the CD drive, put the Windows XP CD in. Then it will proably start to read the disk. This is how I do formatting on my PC.

October 3rd, 2004, 22:34
Originally posted by nesman@Oct 2 2004, 06:49 PM
If you know how to get into your BIOS, then change the boot drive to IDE CD ROM or sumthin.
And how do i do this? :huh:

October 4th, 2004, 18:25
When you turn your computer on, the bios executes first before the operating system. To get into the BIOS settings, you have to press one of the function keys at the top row of the keyboard.(Esc-F12) You have to find out which button to press, it can be different from BIOS to BIOS. And you have to press that button before the operating system starts. Try to get into the bios first. Then we can go thru the settings. If you ever need help go to Google. Hope this helps. ;)

October 5th, 2004, 01:14
ok kool but it dont got and os on it btw if you dont know, so i jus start up the cpu and find the buttons that views the bios?
ohh....and btw i dont know exactly what to type in google on this problem

October 5th, 2004, 02:25
type in "how to get into BIOS"

October 5th, 2004, 03:39
ok thanks man

October 6th, 2004, 01:55
No problem ;)

October 7th, 2004, 06:42
i cant get into the bios
i got and idea though will this work
i get the windows 98 se bootdisc then when i start up the computer with the bootdisc wont it display the drivers on the cpu so i can install windows 98 se?
then update to WinXp?

btw if your thinking jus try it and not ask
i dont got the floppy disc to do it
but if some one knows this idea might work
i'll go get a floppy and make the boot disc :)

October 7th, 2004, 07:01
what kind of computer do you have? do you know what motherboard it has?

different bioses have different bios enter keys. F1, F2, delete, F12 are all possibilities

please use more gramar, its kind of hard to follow your posts.

updating OSes from what ive heard is never a good idea

October 7th, 2004, 13:16
Don't update an operating system. Onewecallgod is right, its never a good idea. Don't install Win98SE. Just install WinXP, I like it a lot better than Win98SE. It always crashed on my old PC.

Lets try something else. What computer manufacturer made your computer? Because my Dell has a different BIOS than other computers. Once I enable the BIOS to read from the CD-ROM drive, I have to insert one of the CDs that came with my PC.

October 7th, 2004, 18:47
end your life, NOW

October 8th, 2004, 01:04
You know what nevermind, Im gonna ask people that i can talk to in person.

Jet Set Willy
October 9th, 2004, 02:00
I hope you're bigger than they are.

November 22nd, 2004, 00:37
So don't you know how to enter de BIOS? Just press DEL before the machine starts. There you'll find the way you boot the drives.

The fact is that you must set as 1ST BOOT DEVICE the CD-ROM drive.

Restart the computer after introducing the Windows XP CD-ROM and press any key when prompted...

For more details... ask another person... :lol: