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ThinkCentre A51 booting xp pro boot disk problem

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Hello

I have a problem with booting the XP pro and home boot disk. I have tried booting them from a USB DVD drive but it doesn't work; however i have tried booting windows 7 32bit and it worked. For the windows XP, after the "press any key to boot from cd", and it then scans for system hardware configuration, after that it goes to a black screen. (These disks works)

Thanks for your time.
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by:willcomp
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Disable AHCI in BIOS and see if that allows XP install to continue.
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It could be that the media is getting old and unreliable.  Use a tool like UltraISO to make a copy of the disk as a bootable image.  Then write that image to another disk.  You can keep the ISO to burn again in the future.

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or make an install cd with sata drivers slipstreamed : http://www.digitgeek.com/how-to-slipstream-sata-drivers-into-xp-cd/
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While the author didn't say he was missing drivers I do agree that it could be the cause.

I would recommend NLite to add drivers and patches to the ISO prior to burning it.   It is a simple tool and beats doing a command line slipstream.

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Thank you all for your help!

The issue turned out to be very stupid...

The replacement hard-drive that i was trying to install WIndows XP on, previously had Linux TrixBox installed on it! So... Windows XP installation was unable to install on it!

I formatted the HD with WIndows 7, then Windows XP installed just fine.

Ha!... only took me 3 hours to figure it out :(
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Thanks all, but I was able to figure out the issue myself.
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