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How do I make an XP boot disc w/cd rom support?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by St!nkf!nger, Oct 19, 2003.

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  1. St!nkf!nger

    St!nkf!nger Thread Starter

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    I right clicked on my A: drive and made a boot disc that way, but when the pc boots from it I can't figure out how to access my cd drive. I want to wipe my drive clean and re-install XP by running the setup program from the dos prompt but can't figure out how to access the cd rom. What do I need to do?
     
  2. Lance1

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    You don’t need to create boot floppies, just boot from the CD and you’ll be able to do it all from there.

    Lance.
     
  3. St!nkf!nger

    St!nkf!nger Thread Starter

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    Actually it didn't make a boot disc, it just loads up to a DOS prompt instead of going to windows. How do I enable cdrom support from that dos prompt?
     
  4. Miz

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    Like Lance1 said...the XP CD will do it all...repartition/reformat/reinstall, whatever it is you want to do.

    Trying to do it from XP's version of "DOS" is a lot more trouble than it's worth but if you are determined....

    Go to www.bootdisk.com and download the file which will make XP boot floppies. It will require 6 clean, formatted floppies. Boot with those, feeding them in as prompted.
     
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