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matt31    0

When at the A: prompt in DOS,I then go the the drive letter of my CD-ROM and when I type 'setup',I get the message that this file won't run under DOS???I presume it means the setup file.

can anyone help me here.I can't think what to do to get XP to install.

Any help much appreciated,

Matt

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fatassmichael    0

navigate to the i386 directory on the cd from the dos promt and run winnt exe, hopefully this should solve this problem

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aco    0

If you are not sure how to do the above, i the dos prompt type

"d:" then enter where d is your cdrom

then type "chdir i386" then press enter

then type "winnt.exe" then press enter

BTW it is like this to setup win2k aswell, good luck. :)

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khaos34    0

and if you want to speed up the process of installing this through dos, make sure to start smartdrv.exe. put this on a floppy or bootdisk and start it in dos before u install...

to make things easier in the future, spend a couple minutes before burning the cd to follow the directions on bink's website (link on the main neowin page on the right) to make your cd bootable.

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Chaos    0

I think the easiest way to do it is make your cd-rom your first boot device, the WinXP cd is bootable and should start the install process on bootup

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matt31    0

thanks for your replies guys.

Much appreciated.

However,whilst you were all replying,I was busy trying to get it to install.

Funily enough,I did make another cd and made this bootable,but it still didn't solve the problem.

Anyway,

What I did was just go to my CD drive in MY COMPUTER (I have 2 HDD)and double click the setup.exe from there.I didn't know but,XP seems to have a sort of boot manger like WIn2k,so I could install it on my other HDD.

All went well and it installed fine.

i still don't know why it didn't install from DOS.Is this a common problem?

Thanks again for your help.

Regards,

Matt

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