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How do I remove XP Setup Screen

By Sapinto ·
I recently tried to upgrade a Windows 98 machine to Windows XP Professional. However, I failed because the machine's BIOS is not ACPI compliant. As a result, I had to revert to the existing 98 operating system. The problem is, when you start up the computer, it shows the option of starting with either the Win98 O/S or the XP setup. If you are not there at startup, it automatically goes into the XP setup and then hangs at the point where it tells you that the BIOS is no ACPI compliant. How can Iremove the XP setup option, or if possible, bypass the ACPI compliancy screen and complete the XP upgrade.

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by Gigelul In reply to How do I remove XP Setup ...

Hi,
You can make a boot diskette from Win98 (control panel\add-remove\startup disk, copy on this diskette from C:\Windows\command the "sys.com" file, restart computer, enter in BIOS and change boot sequence to A,C,.., insert boot diskette and your computer will start from this diskette. At command prompt type "sys c:" after that type "C:" and then "delete boot.ini". Restart computer change in BIOS boot sequence to C,..., remove the diskette and that is all (also maybe you have some temp files about failed instalation of the WinXP on your HDD which can be removed but the system will work).

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by amurry In reply to How do I remove XP Setup ...

To skip over ACPI compliant problem do the following:

Three keys can be used when Setup is loading and when you are prompted to press the F6 function key to install third-party small computer system interface (SCSI) and host controller drivers:
F5 - For computer type or hardware abstraction layer (HAL) selection
F6 - To install third-party SCSI and host controller drivers
F7 - To run Setup without Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)

Use F7. See Microsoft support: Three keys can be used when Setup is loading and when you are prompted to press the F6 function key to install third-party small computer system interface (SCSI) and host controller drivers:
F5 - For computer type or hardware abstraction layer (HAL) selection
F6 - To install third-party SCSI and host controller drivers
F7 - To run Setup without Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)

With complete win XP setup finished the boot menu also will be updated.

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by Sapinto In reply to How do I remove XP Setup ...

Although I gave points to answer 1, answer number 2 is also correct. The reason I gave the points to answer 1 is the fact that it helped me overcome my major objective which was to get rid of the setup screen. I have used answer 2 on another machineand it has also worked.

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