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Installing XP on a Gateway

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Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 5:05 pm:   

Well, here goes.

I have a gateway computer here that I am trying to install XP on. I have done an installation of XP over the old 98SE that I had, and it kept bringing up that some drivers are obselete, and I should get rid of them. I did that, and now my DVD drive is no longer recognized, my CDRW is out, and god knows what else.

I have had enough of the BS, and decided that I should just go into a clean installation, and wipe out everything in it. Besides, it will allow me to recreate my partitons more effectively than what gateway wanted. Here is where the problem begins.

1) In CMOS, under first boot device, I have a choice of NETWORK or HDD. I chose the former.
2) Second boot was set to CDRom. Third was removable, and last was the HDD.
3) The DSL was promptly disconnected before installation, and during the bootup again, it went into the Windows screen instead of the XP-from-CD bootup screen.

Is there anyway that I can get to the CDRom, and just kick everything Gateway out of my system? And just FYI, GoBack! has given me nothing but grief, and it is time to get rid of what does not work.

All help appreadicated. Thanks.
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 5:11 pm:   


"All Help Appreciated" was what I meant to say.

I know, I know..... fat fingers syndrom.
Posted on Sunday, April 28, 2002 - 1:59 pm:   

Nevermind, problem solved.

Had to remove CDRom as Secondary Master (invalidate the warranty) and move it in as the primary slave.

It does not quite make sense, but it works.


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