Am trying to re install xp but after setting the bios up and setting first boot device to "cd-rom" when i get to "press F1" it goes to "boot from Cd-rom" and then stops dead. HHD is formatted and set primary master, nothing on primary slave. secondary master is the dvd-rw and my secondary slave is a dvd-rom, any ideas?
i have the same problem as tugtac it must be something windows are doing because its only recently this has happened,a few years back i used to reformat with no problems at all but recently i allways have this fight to get pc working again
Just a double-check. Are you sure you are putting the install media into the secondary master drive. Have you tried reading the install media using Windows explorer (to make sure the drive is fully operational).
many thanks for all your suggestions it helps with future queries. In desperation i put in my reserve hard disk and it let me in to load from cd! and no further problem, os loaded ok but the hd i took out does not appear to be u/s so make what you like of that! thanks all
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