The PC is now with Windows XP Pro. I want to install XP again but cannot run the installation disk.
Motherboard: I have CD which says
Asus A7S8X-MX but Everest says
Biostar GeForce 6100-M7.
In the boot menu the CDROM is first:
IDE Channel 0 Master [_NEC_DVD_RW ND-4550A] IDE Channel 0 Slave [None] IDE Channel 1 Master [None] IDE Channel 1 Slave [None] IDE Channel 2 Master [Maxtor 6V080E0] IDE Channel 3 Master [None]
When I insert the installation disk and reboot the old Windows is loaded.
I tried with 3 different disks, so I don't think the disks are broken.
I tried to reset BIOS options to default.
The CDROM opens the installation disks without a problem, also I already burn some disks for backup the data, so it's working.
The only problem that I noticed was that I can't change the boot order with
Page Up and
Page Down buttons. Maybe it's related to the kayboard, dunno. But anyway, the CDROM is on first place already.
Is there a way to run the installation disk without reboot, I mean directly from the old Windows? Or some other advices?
My last idea is to try with another CDROM, but it's the final option.
Please help, it's urgent.
Edit: I can open the disk. Can I run the installation directly from
Setup.exe? It opens a window and there is an option for install but I'm not sure whether to click. Is it the same as running installation with rebooting?