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Press Any key to boot from CD....

Posted on 2004-04-16
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Hi guys,

I have been trying to install Windows 2000 on my computer, when installtion finishes copying filess its restarts the computer.
after the firts restart computer stops at he  Press Any key to boot from CD.... screen.
 I press keys but nothing happnes.

Any idea about this issue??

thanks
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Question by:cakirfatih
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by:kabaam
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Hi cakirfatih,
> >Press Any key to boot from CD.... screen
that is because the install cd is still in the tray... if the OS is finished install do not press buttons here.  You can remove the install cd to prevent the message...
happy trails
Chad
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by:Pete Long
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Hi cakirfatih,
kabam is correct :) this is a common mistake dont wory, reboot the machine and go and have a cup of coffee :)

PeteL
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by:cakirfatih
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i guess i was not able to explain my problem correctly,

OS is not finished install, this is rigt after installation files are copied to hard drive.
installation should continue itself in this case
but it stops at the > >Press Any key to boot from CD.... screen
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by:kabaam
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ok..what happens when the cd is removed before a reboot?  does it lock up somewhere?
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by:cakirfatih
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i have to try that now
it is not easy to get to that point:))
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by:cakirfatih
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when the setup came to point that it says your computer will restart in 15 seconds, i took out the CD
now there is a blinking cursor on left top of the screen
that's all i have
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by:cakirfatih
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if the CD was there during reboot, it would give me that  > >Press Any key to boot from CD.... screen
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by:Pete Long
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is the hard drive in the boot order? look in the BIOS settings?
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by:cakirfatih
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hard drive was in the boot order,
i was able to install using HDD copy using GHOST
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by:cakirfatih
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There was no sufficient answer to my original question.  I solved the problem by using Ghost to reinstall.
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