I have a Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop that I bought from a neighbor. It came with Vista installed on it and I want to replace that with Windows XP. The problem is that it will not read an XP installation CD. I tried to run an ISO CD (Darik's Nuke and Boot) and it won't read that either. I know that the hard drive normally has to be designated differently for installing XP or Vista, but there is no where on the laptop to do that.
If I put the Vista CD in, it takes right off ..... just doesn't make a lot of sense.
Any assistance would be appreciated.