Installing Win XP on a new Harddrive



Andy
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
I recently had a bad virus that destroyed my harddrive. So i went, bought a
new Harddrive and Tried to install Win XP on it. It comes up "system not
found" even when i've changed the bios to read the cd first. can someone
tell me how to install it??

Mike Brannigan [MSFT]
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
"Andy" <Andy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:71738DEA-8B14-4C7A-9ED1-CD2CDFB449A3@microsoft.com...
>I recently had a bad virus that destroyed my harddrive. So i went, bought
>a
> new Harddrive and Tried to install Win XP on it. It comes up "system not
> found" even when i've changed the bios to read the cd first. can someone
> tell me how to install it??

Andy,

Once you set the BIOS to boot from the CD first - you need to reboot with
the CD in the drive and when you see the message to "Press any key to boot
from CD" (which only stays on screen for a few seconds) you press a key and
continue.

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"Andy" <Andy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:71738DEA-8B14-4C7A-9ED1-CD2CDFB449A3@microsoft.com...
>I recently had a bad virus that destroyed my harddrive. So i went, bought
>a
> new Harddrive and Tried to install Win XP on it. It comes up "system not
> found" even when i've changed the bios to read the cd first. can someone
> tell me how to install it??


Installing Win XP on a new Harddrive