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Reformatting Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BiGwiLL1227, Feb 4, 2005.

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  1. BiGwiLL1227

    BiGwiLL1227 Thread Starter

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    Ok... so i am reformatting my computer and the only way i knew how to do it was to use fdisk and delete my partition and then create and new one. after doing this i knew i needed to just reboot with my installation CD in and the boot sequence set to read CD-ROM first. i did this all but for some reason my computer is not reading the CD-ROM. i have no OS and i dont know what to do. this computer is wierd so i dont know what to do. whenever i reboot it just says invalid boot diskette/insert BOOT diskette in A:
     
  2. zmaster

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    What OS are you trying to install?
     
  3. BiGwiLL1227

    BiGwiLL1227 Thread Starter

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    windows xp pro
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  4. BiGwiLL1227

    BiGwiLL1227 Thread Starter

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    So i think it might be that this computer just can not read the windows XP cd because i put in the windows 2000 cd that came with the computer and it is reading it... unless u have any other suggestions i think i might have to install winodws 2000 and then just upgrade to windows xp... :mad: which will take forever...
     
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    Maybe your XP CD is not clean or has a scratch. Can you read the files on the CD with another computer? When I have had this problem I have copied the XP CD to new media (Good quality CDRs)(Plextor)

    Then when the CD is readable I have slipstreamed Service Pack two together with the core files from the XP CD and made an XPSP2 CD with which to the the install.

    I use NERO Burning to make the copy and don't copy CD to CD but copy to the HDD first and then burn the copy CD using data verification.

    Making the Slipstreamed XPSP2 CD is really easy to do with AutoStreamer 1ยท0
     
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