install xp home ?

  FungusBoggieman 18:34 15 Sep 2007

I have a 40gb hd formatted to NTFS not fat32
Im trying to install win xp home on from win xp home cd (not a popy ) original cd full version.

it gets as far as copying all the files from cd then when reboot I get the message insert system disc ? press enter
when I reboot its just loading system files agian
where am I going wrong
Its just like going around in circles it wont boot to win set up any ideas
does the hd have to be set to master for it to work
as at the moment its set to slave does it matter.
slave or mater

  brundle 18:36 15 Sep 2007

It shouldn't matter if it's the only HD in the machine. Make sure your boot options are set to CD then HD in the BIOS.

  FungusBoggieman 18:42 15 Sep 2007

cd set to 1st boot in bios
does the copy files to hd then get the format and partition drive ok then reboot
when reboot get the error message
install system disc or press enter it wont boot to win set up

  brundle 18:55 15 Sep 2007

Try making the HD master then

  Joe R 19:13 15 Sep 2007


are you leaving the PC to reboot on it's own, or, are you pressing a key to make it boot from CD again.?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:35 15 Sep 2007

CD 1st boot
HDD 2nd boot

DO NOT press any key when machine reboots after install instaed remove the CD.

If still fails to find HDD as system disk then reset BIOS to HDD 1st boot

  FungusBoggieman 20:01 16 Sep 2007

tyred all ways no good
I have just installed hd as a back up drive as it wont install win xp on
thanks for your help.

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