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Problems Installing win xp pro over win 98 on gx240

Last response: in Components
September 23, 2010 9:02:16 PM

I have three Dell GX240 desktop conputers, without HDD, which I have just purchased. From ebay, i also purchase some IDE hard drives, 40gb) which I installed in them and experiencing problems with installing XP PRo.

1) I have changes boot sequence to cd drive, then hdd. When i tried to install xp it will initalize and then ask to press any key to boot from cd. I pressed a key and it takes me to the Dos prompt ( c:\>_ ).

2) I tried to boot from cd by using F12 key. After choosing the the cd drive it takes me to the DOS promt as above and freezes.

What should I try next?
September 23, 2010 10:00:15 PM

This is interesting. Is this a windows XP Pro cd that you purchased yourself? I assume it's not just the backup disks the OEM packaged with your computer.
September 24, 2010 4:40:21 AM

Did you get those XP Pro CDs from eBay too? If so, they may just be fake, and bad fakes at that.