Can't boot windows xp installer from CD

Discussion in 'Windows XP Installation and Setup' started by TimHargreaves, Jun 21, 2015.

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    TimHargreaves

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    Hi
    I'm trying to reinstall windows xp on an old computer using an iso image I burned to a CD. I have inserted the CD and changed the boot sequence so that the CD boots first...nothing. I don't know what the next step is to solving this.

    If it makes any difference, the reason I am installing in this way is because I couldn't uninstall windows first using control panel or command prompt in safe mode probably because I am missing the Undo folder and Backup.cab.

    Hope someone can help me out.

    Thanks

    EDIT: Completely forgot to say. My computer is a Toshiba 1800 and I'm installing XP SP3 using a DVD
     
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    TimHargreaves, Jun 21, 2015
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    Elizabeth23

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    it must be a bootable iso image
     
    Elizabeth23, Jun 22, 2015
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    TimHargreaves

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    It contains autorun.exe if I open it manually. Does that mean that it is bootable?
    I made sure that I didn't just copy it to the DVD but actually burn an image instead.
     
    TimHargreaves, Jun 22, 2015
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    Elizabeth23, Jun 22, 2015
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    I used Burn for Mac because I only have the one windows computer that I trying to install the OS on, which doesn't have a working version of windows. I think I might just leave it because this seems to be above what I understand.Thanks for the help though.
     
    TimHargreaves, Jun 22, 2015
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    okay, I do not know of any program that will burn a windows install cd on a mac,
     
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