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laptop won't boot windows xp cd.

Post by icomed on 26th August 2009, 11:05 am

Ok, so I got a hp xe3 omnibook that i wanted to install windows xp pro on. Now I tried the cd on my desktop and it worked fine. I put it in the laptop and set it to boot from cd and all i get is "_" that blinking sign and nothing happens. Idk what's going on because I know the cd works fine.

also when I put in the cd it sounds like its getting ready to start, then it slows down and gets quieter then speeds up again but nothing happens.

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Re: laptop won't boot windows xp cd.

Post by Doctor Inferno on 26th August 2009, 1:34 pm

Hello,

What type of CD are you using for the installation? A OEM version won't work, only a RTM will.


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Re: laptop won't boot windows xp cd.

Post by icomed on 26th August 2009, 9:02 pm

Oh it's an oem version i think.
will a corporate version work? what exactly is a rtm?

wait no it isnt. sorry about the mixup. is there any way to get it to boot? I heard you can make a boot disk using a floppy disk. how does that work?

sorry againn. its a corporate version.

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Post by Doctor Inferno on 27th August 2009, 9:33 am

Hello,

A RTM version is the one retail version, the one purchase separately from the computer. Not the one you get from the computer's manufacturer. So, which is it?


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