windows xp xp3 reinstalling by him self

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by jccordero49, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. jccordero49

    jccordero49 MDL Novice

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    try to install windows xp sp3 but keep reinstalling by him self afer doing the setup
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    #2 Tito, Jul 6, 2010
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    The Windows XP setup is divided into two phases, one is the text mode and the second is the gui mode. After finishing the text mode setup, the pc restarts automatically and then enters in the gui part. But it promts u to "Press any key to boot from CD/DVD" again. U have to ignore this as it leads u the text mode phase again. The second phase is started from the hdd.

    Hope it will solve ur problem....
     
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  3. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Read the first post he hasn't not yet fully installed windows so he can't run system restore.
     
  4. kukubau

    kukubau MDL Addicted

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    jccordero49

    When you see "Press any key to boot from CD/DVD", reboot-ctrl+alt+del, enter the bios and change the boot sequence to boot from the hard-drive you're installing the os on, or do not press any key while that message appears. Some computers boot off the cd/dvd regardless.
     
  5. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    The OP just needs not to hit a key after the initial phase and restart. It is a bit confusing at first..the message is consistent from the first boot from CD. Once the initial phase starts, do not hit a key to continue..it will restart itself.
     
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