Won't boot from XP install disc

March 7, 2011 at 19:30:17
Specs: Windows XP, AMD Athlon X2 Tricore
I partitioned a 600 GB HDD using the windows XP professional CD. The files got accidentally deleted and so i tried formatting it. Everytime i start it says NTLDR is missing. I tried reinstalling windows but, it wont boot from the CD. I put CD-ROM first in the boot device priority. The CD-ROM sounds like it is reading the disc. If i have the disc in it just stays at the part where there is a cursor on the top left corner blinking. If i take it out it continues on. I have an M2N-SLI mobo. Any ideas?

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March 8, 2011 at 01:42:36
Try another cdrom drive.
If that doesn't solve the problem, your xp cd might be damage already. You have to make a new xp cd.

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March 9, 2011 at 05:03:12
Try washing the Windows CD with warm, soapy water. Dry thoroughly with a soft, dry cloth. Sometimes CD's and DVD's fail to be read, simply due to buildup of dust and grime.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.

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April 6, 2011 at 12:09:34
Same problem here, camacazi. I tried an external USB CD/DVD drive and another boot disk, and still no luck. Have you found a resolution?

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