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Installing Windows XP x86 from a non-bootable disc

Installing Windows XP x86 from a non-bootable disc

I have a genuine Windows XP x86 SP3 downloaded from MS Website (Partners) but this CD is not bootable when trying to fresh-install it. The autorun works fine when I put it in my DVD reader but can't install it on any computer.

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Guest [Entry]

"Have you changed the BIOS so it includes the optical drive in it's boot sequence?

UPDATE

From your other comments it appears that the CD is not bootable. You'll need to re-burn it."
Guest [Entry]

"the boot disk doesn't need to be NTFS. Can you elaborate on how you burned that CD-ROM? Did you download an .ISO file? What burning tool did you use?

As ChrisF suggested, I believe it can be fixed with a change in your BIOS."
Guest [Entry]

Just create a boot floppy. Use it to boot into the machine. Then restart the machine. Set the BIOS boot option to Floppy. Then boot using it. Move to (CDROM Drive):\WINNT\setup.exe