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Default Problem installing clean XP Pro - 11-09-2008, 02:06 PM

i have a problem...currently, i'm running ubuntu on a 4gb ssd, and i want to do a clean install of xp. my plan was to boot the xp pro install cd with the i/o magic usb external dvd drive i bought with the laptop, then wipe out the drive and start fresh. however, when i try to boot, the installer goes into a BSOD before i even get to hit enter to begin the installation. what could be the problem?

and it's not the cd - i have two good, verified working copies, none of them worked.
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Default Re: Problem installing clean XP Pro - 11-09-2008, 03:08 PM

i figured it out - it was because of the no-execute protection in the bios. i turned it off and the install went pretty smooth.

although it's only after that i realize i should've played with xplite or something.
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