Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by AzNpOwEr, Jul 19, 2004.
WTF It won't boot windows xp32bit but it can boot windows xp 64 bit...Anyone know why?
Must be a bad 32bit windows CD. I have several AMD64 chips and it works fine. Which motherboard/cpu? What is the error you get with the 32bit Windows CD?
I tried many 32bit windows xp cds but none of them work. I can boot from Windows ME, Windows 2000, and Windows XP 64bit edition.
The problem is before i get to the "press any keep to boot" screen it just freezes or it gives me the message "CDBOOT: Cannot boot from CD - Code:1"
AMD64 Athlon 3400+
What motherboard? I'll try this out at work to see if I can replicate it...
(hint: i work at AMD)
PS -- I am almost certain it is a BIOS related issue.
Likely it is the board. A friend of mine had this problem and swapped his deck out for another model and it worked fine. Don't know which one he had at first though.
I've been running XP 32bit since I got my 64 chip, atleast until a working linux distro comes out that is compatible with my hardware. Which will basically be when ati releases 64 bit drivers.
I'm not sure which motherboard it is but the core logic is "VIA K8T800 + VT8235". This is the exact problem that I have. http://notebookforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1029 However, I cannot install by going to /i386/winnt.exe. It just freezes when the setup is copying files. Again Windows ME, 2000, and 64bit work fine.
btw, It is a laptop.
Custom build one from www.ibuypower.com Battalion 101 SL-Series
*Update: Windows XP home edition works too!
Why won't the professional one work!?!?!@!@#$@#%
Sorry I cant help much unless I know what motherboard it is. I am convinced though that its either a bad CD or BIOS issue. Have you tried calling the manufacturer?
Yeah, they told me bad cd too, but i tried like 4 different cds. Same result. Maybe the system is recognizing it as a "copied" cd (based on what I read here http://notebookforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1029 )and won't allow it to go on? If so is there anyway to get around that?
Get a real CD -- stop trying to use a bBurned one.