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August 6, 2004 11:12:32 PM

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I purchased a new laptop with no operating system (hard
drive formatted) and purchased XP pro separately. I now
want to install XP but get the error

"Invalid system disk"
replace the disk and then press any key

Intel Boot Agent FE v4.1.10

PXE-E61 "media test failure", Check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent

Can someone advise on how to boot the system so that the
CD drive is recognized and I can load Windows XP pro from
the purchased CD's

I do not have a floppy drive so I can not create floppy
boot discs

HELP
Anonymous
August 7, 2004 1:07:37 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Greetings --

Simply boot from the WinXP installation CD. You'll be offered the
opportunity to delete, create, and format partitions as part of the
installation process. (You may need to re-arrange the order of boot
devices in the PC's BIOS to boot from the CD.)

HOW TO Install Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;316941

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/clean_install.htm


Bruce Chambers
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"Paul" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1ac701c47c23$ff66e710$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> I purchased a new laptop with no operating system (hard
> drive formatted) and purchased XP pro separately. I now
> want to install XP but get the error
>
> "Invalid system disk"
> replace the disk and then press any key
>
> Intel Boot Agent FE v4.1.10
>
> PXE-E61 "media test failure", Check cable
> PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent
>
> Can someone advise on how to boot the system so that the
> CD drive is recognized and I can load Windows XP pro from
> the purchased CD's
>
> I do not have a floppy drive so I can not create floppy
> boot discs
>
> HELP
>
>
August 7, 2004 1:07:38 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Bruce
Thank you for the advice. It worked!
I am now able to get into setup.

I really appreciate your help.

THANK YOU

Paul

>-----Original Message-----
>Greetings --
>
> Simply boot from the WinXP installation CD. You'll
be offered the
>opportunity to delete, create, and format partitions as
part of the
>installation process. (You may need to re-arrange the
order of boot
>devices in the PC's BIOS to boot from the CD.)
>
>HOW TO Install Windows XP
>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-
us;316941
>
>http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
>
>http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/clean_install.htm
>
>
>Bruce Chambers
>--
>Help us help you:
>http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
>You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever
count on
>having both at once. - RAH
>
>
>"Paul" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:1ac701c47c23$ff66e710$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> I purchased a new laptop with no operating system (hard
>> drive formatted) and purchased XP pro separately. I now
>> want to install XP but get the error
>>
>> "Invalid system disk"
>> replace the disk and then press any key
>>
>> Intel Boot Agent FE v4.1.10
>>
>> PXE-E61 "media test failure", Check cable
>> PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent
>>
>> Can someone advise on how to boot the system so that the
>> CD drive is recognized and I can load Windows XP pro
from
>> the purchased CD's
>>
>> I do not have a floppy drive so I can not create floppy
>> boot discs
>>
>> HELP
>>
>>
>
>
>.
>
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Anonymous
August 7, 2004 3:07:40 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Consult the documentation that with the system to find out how to boot from
CD. I can't be more specific than that since I have three machines,
including a laptop, and all three have different ways altering the boot
order in order to hit the CD. I've also seen other machines that offer a
fourth way and I'm pretty sure there are other methods as well.

--
Walter Clayton - MS MVP(WinXP)
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
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"Paul" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1ac701c47c23$ff66e710$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>I purchased a new laptop with no operating system (hard
> drive formatted) and purchased XP pro separately. I now
> want to install XP but get the error
>
> "Invalid system disk"
> replace the disk and then press any key
>
> Intel Boot Agent FE v4.1.10
>
> PXE-E61 "media test failure", Check cable
> PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent
>
> Can someone advise on how to boot the system so that the
> CD drive is recognized and I can load Windows XP pro from
> the purchased CD's
>
> I do not have a floppy drive so I can not create floppy
> boot discs
>
> HELP
>
>
Anonymous
August 7, 2004 11:04:37 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Greetings --

You're welcome.

Bruce Chambers
--
Help us help you:
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on
having both at once. - RAH


"Paul" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1b3c01c47c34$00b593e0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> Bruce
> Thank you for the advice. It worked!
> I am now able to get into setup.
>
> I really appreciate your help.
>
> THANK YOU
>
> Paul
>
!