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How to make a Windows XP start up disk

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cherbrig, May 29, 2007.

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  1. cherbrig

    cherbrig Thread Starter

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    I am trying to reformat my daughters computer using the Windows XP Home Edition CD. But after installing a new CD Rom drive, the computer doesn't recognize the cd rom. I tired add new hardware wizard but when it gets to the part where I can pick the hardware I am trying to install it doesn't list any CD rom drives. I have even tried to change the boot sequence in the Bios settings. Still no luck. So I am hoping that there is a way for me to make a start up disk using the Original Windows XP Home Edition CD. Is there a way for me to do just that? Or is there some other way for me to get the computer to recognize the cd?
     
  2. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Retired Moderator

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    Hi cherbrig

    Did you check the jumper settings on the CD drive?
    Compare the jumper settings on the new drive with the jumper settings on the old drive.

    Is the CD drive on its own controller ribbon or does it share the same controller as the hard drive?
    I have an HP and both of my optical drives are set to Cable Select, they are on their own ribbon.
    Are all the connections snug at the drive and at the motherboard?

    Was the CD Rom detected in the BIOS?
     
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