Vog kindly directed me a few minutes ago on how to format a toshiba lap top hard drive. I put the OS disc in the drive and rebooted - instead of the usual press any key to boot from cd I got Boot CD Rom Type: Non emulation booting and then a load of gibberish on the screen - anyone any ideas?
Guys I took a shot in the dark and downloaded the maxblast 4 for cd utility and it worked so I have now formatted and partitioned using it. I solved the inability to boot from OS disk by going back to my original xp disc rather than the one I have used for some time which is one that is slipstreamed with SP 2 - don't know why it matters biut it clearly does.
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