I am trying to do a clean install of my brothers old xp pro laptop. I have done this many times but for some reason it does not want to work today. I have the boot sequence set to dvd drive, I inserted the disc and it acts like it wants to boot the white line just blinks but then the laptop starts it boot up like it couldn't read the disc. But after it gets all booted up it shows that their is an xp pro disc in the drive? Any one know how to fix this?
System Manufacturer/Model Number Acer 7520, Packard Bell dot se, Acer travelmate 2423 OS Win 7 Ult + Starter, XP Pro +Home, 2kAS, Linux Mint 8, SuperOS CPU AMD 64 Athlon X2 , Intel Atom N450, Intel Celeron M 1.50 Ghz Motherboard Acer Fuquene Memory 2.5GB ; 1GB; 2GB Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce7000m; Intel; Intel Sound Card Realtek AC57 Monitor(s) Displays 17" ;10.1"; 19" Screen Resolution 1440x900;1024x600;1440x900;
PSU 19v Case Laptop Cooling Air Hard Drives WD 80, WD 320; Internet Speed 9.7Mb/s down 0.99Mb/s up Other Info ISP VIRGINMEDIA 10M cable broadband - D-Link DIR615 wireless router, 3Com OfficeConnect ASDL router used as wireless extender switch
Computer type Laptop System Manufacturer/Model Number Toshiba Laptop Qosimo X870 OS Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 CPU Intel Core I7 Motherboard Toshiba Memory 16 Gigs Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M Monitor(s) Displays 17.7" laptop Screen Resolution 1600 x 900
Hard Drives 256 Gig SanDisk SSD for C
256 Gig Intel SSD for D Internet Speed 50/25 FIOS Antivirus Vipre (all you can eat for 10 machines) Browser IE and FF Other Info I have dos 6.22, wfwg 3.11, win98, 2000 and xp VHD's available for testing. MS's Virtual PC works great.
It is a full version of xp and I tried it in other xp systems and it boots up. The disc is brand new no scratches on it. I don't understand is why it reads the disc once the computer is booted up and not before.
It is a laptop it only has one drive it is a cd, dvd -rw drive. It is set to the first slot in the boot menu. After the bios shows the whte bar blinks in the upper left hand corner for about 10 seconds. It then boots to the installed os. The disc is a dvd.
Tried the one time boot clicked cd/dvd drive and it flickered then went straight to os. I am trying to make a new os install dvd. Also I tried to use Boot and Nuke and nothing loaded from that. No go on the new disc.
Last edited by supermasterpig; 07 May 2011 at 11:54 PM..