Cannot reinstall XP

  sp21 19:09 21 Aug 2007

I have been trying to reinstall XP, everything rus fine until the setup screen appears. I get a message saying D:\1386\asms. error message access is denied.
It ask for the Windows CD which is already in the Drive.
Any ideas anyone !! ?

  howard64 19:29 21 Aug 2007

Have you reformatted? I had this problem once and had to go as far as downloading the hard drive tools from the makers and set up again as if a new hard drive.

  sp21 20:20 21 Aug 2007

How can I reformat the hard drive?- I cannot start the computer- I am having to use another computer to writethis thread I have never had to do this sort of thing before

  kjrider 20:23 21 Aug 2007

You may have to put your hard drive as the 2nd drive in another pC to format it.

You may also need to partition it as well.

  VoG II 20:24 21 Aug 2007
  sp21 19:12 22 Aug 2007

Thanks howard64- I reformatted using the XP CD- all is fine now, thanks all for help.

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