03-21-2010 05:43 PM
what has happened is I want to upgrade to
xp when i put in the win xp disk the cd does not read it will not up grade keep in mind I did not purchase this comp new it is used.
I bought it from my work as a spare.
I have noticed that when I re boot that the LED'S for the power, there is another one
looks like a "lock" led lights up could this be the problem or somthing else. thanks for the help.. k.f.
03-22-2010 05:47 PM
04-07-2010 03:09 PM
I tried derricke boot but it wount not load it. I was wondering that is there some dip switches on the mother board that would keep it from reading from the cd drive. it will read from the 3.5 floppy dr. the cd drive was working before we started upgrading so I would not think it went out. and the cap's
look ok.. thanks K.F.
04-07-2010 06:52 PM
04-21-2010 06:19 PM
however when you boot it it gives a error.
ntldr is missing. I created a boot dsk.
for it and tried to let it boot from the floppy dsk and then start the hd however it just tries to reboot itself over and over it displays
04-22-2010 05:16 AM
04-22-2010 09:31 AM
I installed windows xp on the hd from another computer i had and just reinstalled it in this comp. because I was suppecting the cd could not read it. I can you put a os
on a thumb drive and install it that way?
04-22-2010 10:18 AM
04-23-2010 06:28 AM
04-23-2010 05:43 PM
04-23-2010 06:57 PM
no i havent cleaned my cd yet were would you go get the cleaner you are talking about.
I wllcheck into it and try it. its is strange before we made the up grade the cd rom was working the reason that i say that is I tried to install microsoft office 2003 on it and it would try to load up and install. i done this just to make sure that the cd was working probility dosent mean anything. i will tey to clean it there was alot if dust bunnies in her.. lol. K.F.
04-24-2010 09:22 AM