|While trying to format my friend's computer's c drive to uninstall Win98 and install XP, I got stuck at the "calculating free space" part at the black startup screen (I formatted with the command "format c:"). After a few hours of calculating free space, it seemed to be frozen so I rebooted with the XP install CD in the drive. |
The first message I got upon startup was the "CPU is unworkable" message. I pressed F1 to continue, and on the next screen I either get stuck at the message "boot from atapi cd-rom", or is says "boot from atapi cd-rom: failure" and next displays a "invalid system disk" message.
I made sure the cd was first to boot in the bios settings, and I've tried with a floppy disk also and neither will boot. I've also tried with multiple discs to ensure that the disc was not the problem. I just don't know what to do. Everything was fine before formatting. I'm trying to install windows but it just won't let me.
Thanks to anyone who can help me out with this.