troubles installing Windows XP

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  1. pykko

    pykko Registered Member

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    Today one of my friends told me he encountered a problem installing Windows XP on a ACER C-310 laptop.

    He set in BIOS CD-ROM as its first boot-device and then after restart the laptop doesn't recognize the bootable Windows XP CD-ROM. :( This CD-ROM works very well on his other PC, but not here.

    Normally he should have seen the "Press any key to boot from CD..." message but nothing appears. The CD-ROM device is working properly, but I don't know what to tell him... :'(

    Do you have any suggestions ?
     
  2. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    Has he tried another Windows XP CD?

    Cheers :D
     
  3. furballi

    furballi Registered Member

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    Yup, use the factory CD for installation.
     
  4. pykko

    pykko Registered Member

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    he tried with 2 different bootable CDs. :(
     
  5. furballi

    furballi Registered Member

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    Are those factory CDs or warez stuffs? You may have a bad/poor ROM drive.
     
  6. pykko

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    Well, the CD worked on his primary laptop and perhaps it's the ROM drive causing the problem. ;)
     
  7. furballi

    furballi Registered Member

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    OK, so you have warezware. The home-made CD probably has poor reflectivity. A good ROM drive will not have any problem reading the data.
     
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