Windows-xp does not run from CD-drive


S

Shiva

Hi,

I've installed Windows xp on my new drive. But not without any trouble!

Here's the story:

I inserted the Windows XP installation disc in my CD-burner, connected as a
secondary master, and booted from this disc. The system hang after
displaying the message "Setup is now inspecting your hardware".
This problem was not resolved by cleaning the disc. Then I replaced the
CD-burner by a Asus E608 DVD-ROM and this drive read the disc without any
problem; thus I installed windows XP with that DVD-ROM.
Now the question is: why does my CD-burner have trouble reading the disc?
Some more info:
- the windows XP-installation disc is a Philips CD-R 80
- I do not see any scratches, fingerprints etc. on the Windows
XP-installation disc
- the CD-burner does not have trouble reading the disc in windows xp (OS).
Nor does it have any trouble reading other discs.
- motherboard is a P6SET-ML having a Intel Celeron 600 Mhz on it
- the brand of the CD-burner is unknown to me. A label on the burner says
E118405. It is detected by the motherboard as a CD-R/RW 4x/4x/24x, iow an
old one:)

Any idea's?

Thanks in advance!
 
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J

johns

I've seen that problem so many times now, that I
simply will not use any brand but Plextor or Sony
cdr drives.

johns
 
S

Shiva

well, the Asus-drive also works.. anyway, it is just a matter of getting a
good drive?
BTW, isn't there a way to install XP differently? Let's say with floppies -
for booting - and finally the XP-installation disc cuz the system usually
has trouble booting from the disc; once you get a screen allowing you to
select one of the options (new install, repair etc)., windows has no
troubling reading the disc anymore.
 
E

Ed Medlin

Shiva said:
well, the Asus-drive also works.. anyway, it is just a matter of getting a
good drive?
BTW, isn't there a way to install XP differently? Let's say with
floppies -
for booting - and finally the XP-installation disc cuz the system usually
has trouble booting from the disc; once you get a screen allowing you to
select one of the options (new install, repair etc)., windows has no
troubling reading the disc anymore.
Sure. Go to www.bootdisk.com (I think that is it) and there is a download
there for the XP bootdisks.

Ed
 
S

Shiva

Ed Medlin said:
Sure. Go to www.bootdisk.com (I think that is it) and there is a download
there for the XP bootdisks.

Ed
That's exactly what I wanted, thanks a lot. I created 6 XP-boot diskettes;
after loading you get the menu allowing to perform a repair or fresh
install.
I still find this strange; why do so many CD-drives have trouble booting
from disc? Anyway, the floppies do seem to work, I've tried that 3 times,
and I experienced no problems.
 
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E

Ed Medlin

Shiva said:
That's exactly what I wanted, thanks a lot. I created 6 XP-boot diskettes;
after loading you get the menu allowing to perform a repair or fresh
install.
I still find this strange; why do so many CD-drives have trouble booting
from disc? Anyway, the floppies do seem to work, I've tried that 3 times,
and I experienced no problems.

Glad to hear it helped you out.....

Ed
 
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