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Old Feb 23, 2004, 11:12 PM
qwertman qwertman is offline
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Ok, I've been having a alot of trouble with Windows ME lately so I got myself a copy a Windows XP. Now, when the autoplay starts up when I put the windows XP CD in, this pop up screen appears. When I click Install Windows XP, nothing happens. This happens to other programs as well that uses that sort of flash or shockwave or asp or whatever that sort of thing is called.

Tried booting off DOS directly but it just restarts the computer. Also, if I use DOS command prompt it says setup.exe cannot be run in DOS.

Also found out I cant go into Safe Mode as well.

Can someone tell me how I could get round this? What files does the CD try to run (an .msi file maybe?) when I click Install Windows CD so I could run it directly instead of the pop up screen. Thanks
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Old Feb 23, 2004, 11:16 PM
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Go into your system bios and make your first boot device your CD-Rom drive, and continue to boot from cdrom. Then continue with a clean install.
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Old Feb 23, 2004, 11:20 PM
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yes i tried that. it detects the CD and says OK, then it restarts the computer and does it again.

do you know where the setup file is?
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Old Feb 23, 2004, 11:24 PM
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Is it an original copy of xp? If so it should boot directly from the cd. Just press any key to boot from cd when it asks, "press any key to boot from cd".
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Old Feb 23, 2004, 11:28 PM
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yes its original. my computer doens't prompt to boot from a device, it just does it automatically. When I set my CDROM as my boot device, and put the CD in, it detects the CD as bootable and does it, but the computer then just restarts.
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 03:23 AM
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You can start setup from DOS, but you have to use a different file to initiate setup.

When in DOS, navigate to the folder called System32, then call on winnt.exe.

It will warn you that setup will take forever if you dont have smartdrive loaded, and this is true, does take forever, so once in DOS, type smartdrv.exe, then run the winnt.exe.

If you dont have smartdrv.exe on your boot floppy, look for it on your Windows 98 CD.

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