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Old 07-03-07, 03:04 PM   #1
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Default 6 floppies to install xp???

Im selling some stuff on ebay and this guy wanted to buy it as a backup to his hardware as he has the same mobo, he has problem maybe someone can give their 2 cents
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"well computer was in a standard case and now transfered internals to a antec 900 series gaming case with new antec power 550w power supply. transplant went well until i tried starting computer up and XP wouldnt load, bios would beep and then show X series motherboard screen then hang after that!! formatted hard drive and now when you reboot from 6 floppy's it does 1st setup faze until it asks you to insert xp cd. on reboot to continue set up it hangs and does the whole process again. tested all hardware on mates computer and it all works fine... just dont know what to do or what has changed to cause this?!?"
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Whats that all about , 6 floppies?
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Old 07-03-07, 03:09 PM   #2
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Default Re: 6 floppies to install xp???

there is recovery option, that you can use 6 floppies
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Old 07-03-07, 03:18 PM   #3
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Yeah, I think you can make a sort of xp "boot disk" using 6 floppies.

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Default Re: 6 floppies to install xp???

Those floppies allow you to get to the Windows setup (or recovery as nekro mentioned) if you can't boot from your CD/DVD drive.
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I'm happy to say that in all of my years of computing, I've never been THAT screwed that I had to make 6 XP boot floppies, let alone actually USE them.
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Default Re: 6 floppies to install xp???

Yeah you can make a "boot disk" using 6 floppies for XP. I've never had to do it...but apparently you can.
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Default Re: 6 floppies to install xp???

there is an exe on the windows install disc, i think its on X:\I386...

MAKEBOOT.EXE

that will create the floppies.
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I'm happy to say that in all of my years of computing, I've never been THAT screwed that I had to make 6 XP boot floppies, let alone actually USE them.
same here
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Old 07-04-07, 09:07 AM   #9
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Floppies still exist?
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