Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-06-2008, 03:01 PM   #1
Fully Optimized
 
ssc456's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,279
Send a message via MSN to ssc456
Default XP on non bootable CD machine

ok guys ive got a problem

im using a very old compact pc its got 96 mb RAM and a celeron 300 Mhz processor it came with win 98 but half my stuff jus isnt compatible so i decided id put XP on it, but it doesnt have a CD dive in it and only 1 IDE cable and 1 IDE slot,

so what i tried is installing XP onto the hardrive and without installing n e of my drivers jus put it in that comp but it seems it doesnt want to boot it comes up safe mode normal etc but no matter what option i choose it jus sits on a black screen jus before the XP loading screen would usually b there,

ive waited like 10 mins and it doesnt move on, as i said tried all 3 safe modes tried last known good config normal mode and nothing will work.

did i do something wrong is there a better way to get XP onto that comp0uter ?
__________________

__________________
He who has never failed has never attempted anything worth succeeding at.

Dont Eat Animals, Its Not Good For Them And They Dont Like It!
ssc456 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 03:12 PM   #2
Golden Master
 
DJ-CHRIS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 5,203
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS Send a message via MSN to DJ-CHRIS Send a message via Yahoo to DJ-CHRIS
Default Re: XP on non bootable CD machine

You do know what 1 IDE "slot" ALWAYS can handle 2 devices?
__________________

DJ-CHRIS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 03:18 PM   #3
Daemon Poster
 
xtremezx2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 915
Default Re: XP on non bootable CD machine

put the cd drive on the same ide channel as the hard drive, you can run 2 devices. You may want to slap some ram in there, xp is going to crawl with that amount of ram and the memory with thrash like crazy.

I hate to say I told you so on the just putting the hard drive into it. Windows can not locate many of your base system drivers and will not boot because of it likely. Hook up a cd drive and the hard drive to the same channel and install it that way.
xtremezx2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 03:21 PM   #4
Fully Optimized
 
ssc456's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,279
Send a message via MSN to ssc456
Default Re: XP on non bootable CD machine

Quote:
Originally Posted by DJ-CHRIS View Post
You do know what 1 IDE "slot" ALWAYS can handle 2 devices?
yep i know that but for some reason the motheboard wont let me boot from c.d no idea why
__________________
He who has never failed has never attempted anything worth succeeding at.

Dont Eat Animals, Its Not Good For Them And They Dont Like It!
ssc456 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 03:25 PM   #5
Daemon Poster
 
xtremezx2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 915
Default Re: XP on non bootable CD machine

Well, it had to have a cd drive at some point and time, windows 98 was a cd install. 95 was the last one that was installed on a floppy. So there must be some way to hook it up. Check your boot order and check your jumpers on your drives.
xtremezx2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 04:42 PM   #6
Fully Optimized
 
ssc456's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,279
Send a message via MSN to ssc456
Default Re: XP on non bootable CD machine

hang on even if i do get it hooked up will XP install on 96 Mb RAM i thougth min spec was 128.
__________________
He who has never failed has never attempted anything worth succeeding at.

Dont Eat Animals, Its Not Good For Them And They Dont Like It!
ssc456 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 04:50 PM   #7
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: England
Posts: 3,390
Default Re: XP on non bootable CD machine

From all my previous installs when i've installed XP without any other software the system uses 91.5MB. It should do it.
__________________
Lenovo ThinkPad T410 - i7 620M - 8GB RAM - Crucial M4 120GB SSD - 250GB 2nd drive - Intel HD 3000 GPU - 1440x900 - Windows 7/8
REMENIZ Computers
Remeniz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 05:05 PM   #8
Daemon Poster
 
xtremezx2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 915
Default Re: XP on non bootable CD machine

bare minimum is 64mb to install, but I wouldn't count on it working well.
xtremezx2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 08:09 PM   #9
Baseband Member
 
mr pickles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 93
Default Re: XP on non bootable CD machine

Ive installed XP on a machine with 64Mb and it did not work well at all. It was so sluggish and barely did anything.
__________________
www.windows-forums.com - Sign up to get all your Windows Support & Downloads...
Plus Loads of great Competitions. The forum that rewards its members
mr pickles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 09:39 PM   #10
Fully Optimized
 
_-..zKiLLA..-_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 3,952
Send a message via AIM to _-..zKiLLA..-_
Default Re: XP on non bootable CD machine

check the jumpers on the HD and CD Drive. theres always a floppy boot
__________________

__________________
My beast lappy: Acer netbook, 1.6ghz atom dual core, 2gb ddr3
My PSN: Kalikid_420
_-..zKiLLA..-_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0