Originally Posted by Elvin
Hey last night i tried to reinstall xp on my computer. Everything was going well but after it had deleted the previous version of xp the cd popped out for no reason. So i just pushed it in again but then it started saying that it cant install it because there was no previous version of xp on that computer. When i turn it on now it says that its missing components and just tells me to restart it doesn't go to the windows screen at all. WHAT SHOULD I DO???!!?!
Sounds like you have the Upgrade edition of Windows XP.
This version requires an older one to validate it as an upgrade. If you have a windows 2000, 98, or ME disc lying around, try putting that in when it pops out the disc.
If you ever want to buy a Windows OS, always, repeat, ALWAYS buy it OEM or something. Upgrade baaaaad.