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formatted drive and partitioned.  loaded xp 6 install disks. put xp cd in cd-rom. CD installs drivers and
says "setup is starting Windows".  PC reboots and get msg: "boot from atapi-cd rom  no emulation".
PC begins to start windows setup over again. This cycle repeats endlessly. I have checked memory,
and cd-rom-they're OK. Pls help.
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Check for xp cd
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you do not need the install disks - you can boot from the xp cd.
go into BIOS, and set the cd first in the boot priority options. - then it will boot from cd
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Yes, boot directly from the CD. You may need to change the BIOS so that the machine looks to boot from the CD first before attempting to boot from the hard disk.

If you PC or CD does not support booting from the CD then it is normally possible to boot from floppies, if this is the case here and you are still getting this error it is likely that your BIOS or CD drive are not windows compatible and you will have to upgrade the hardware.
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by:hbeta2001
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The boot sequence was set to cd priority. As stated before, cd ok (known good cd rom was used).
PC boots up XP cd runs setup, reboots and continually runs setup again and again--giving msg stated
above.
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then you should test your hardware, i suggest ram and disk for minimum ; download ubcd :   http://www.majorgeeks.com/Ultimate_Boot_CD_Full_d4981.html      
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as already said, if you are running the install from CD, you DO NOT USE the floppy disks.  Set the computer BIOS to boot from CD first, remove all the flopies, put in the CD, and reboot the system, and wait for the prompt "press any key to boot from CD ..."  -- immediately press some key, and run install from the CD.
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