Windows XP setup doesn't seem to be working

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    csokifuji

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    Hey,
    I wanted to install win XP on my old computer. Firstly, I'd used usb. I switched the computer on and when the computer told me to press any button to boot from usb, I pressed a button but it said: "Disk read error, press Ctrl+Alt+Del to reboot". Then I tried to install windows from CD. I put it in the driver, and when it told me to press any button to boot, I did it but the computer rebooted.
    I'd tested both my usb and my CD on another computer and they both worked.(Setup got loaded)
    I don't know what the problem is, but I'd be so greatful if somebody could help me :)





    Thank you in advance :)
    Greetings from Hungary :D
     
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    1. what is make, model, and model number of pc?

    2. what does the cd say on it exactly??

    3. do you know how to enter bios and set pc to boot from cd or from usb??
     
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    1. config: ASRock 775i65G motherboard
    Intel celeron single-core cpu
    1 GB DDR RAM
    2 hard drives: Maxtor - 60 GB
    WD - 40 GB
    1 CD-ROM driver
    nVidia GeForce 6600GT GPU

    2. it does not say anything, but to press any button to boot from CD. When I do it, it reboots

    3. I do know, and I've configured it, too.
     
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    are the drives sata or ide, xp will not install on sata without a controller.

    does the CD say anything such as recovery cd or install cd, that is what I meant on my second question.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/240795-45-windows-boot-drive

    above thread says to disable all drives in bios except the cd drive and/or clean the cd.

    will keep searching for more solutions.

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    you should go to the drive manufacturers website and find the program to test your drives as it may be a hardware issue that is doing this.

    you could also take the drive out and slave it to another pc to see if you can still read the drive.
     
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    it may cause the problem but when i tried to use pendrive to install windows, it did'nt work with it, either.
     
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    i'll read them at the weekend, and i'll let you know whether it works
     
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    okay will check back.
     
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    don't use pen drives. Use disk to install windows xp. Check if you have configured your bios settings properly. Did you set the first boot device to cd? if not then do it through boot menu.
     
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