Win XP Pro reinstall problems

  Pedlow 14:19 21 Sep 2005

I am re-installing Win XP Pro. I want to boot into the XP Setup CD on startup and then re-format the hard-disk before re-installing XP. However, the PC won't boot into the CD (boot sequence is correct). What's the best alternative for re-formatting the disk and re-installing XP?


  Thalmus 14:22 21 Sep 2005

You can try downloading the boot up floppies from microsoft (6 in total i think), and boot your computer using them

  rawprawn 14:32 21 Sep 2005

Have you tried popping your CD in and browsing for setup

  rawprawn 14:38 21 Sep 2005

PS It may be a problem with your CD or DVD drive

  Splodge 16:27 21 Sep 2005

I use Secure Erase 8 to format my drive and then the XP re-installs easily.

I have one on floppy if you contact me privately.

  phil46 16:36 21 Sep 2005

If you have a floppy drive put in a W98 or WME floppy on boot choose without CDRom support type in FDISK and delete the none dos partition put your WXP Pro disk in and reinstall.

  Pedlow 17:42 21 Sep 2005

Thanks all. Will give it a try later.

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