xp installation disk wont run

May 28, 2009 at 19:17:32
Specs: Windows XP

I have 2 hard drives in my pc (one that came with i, 140gb) and one I recently bought ( 5oogb)

The 140gb one started to have a few problems and my internet began to play up and not load certain sites. I had partitioned it and ran my windows xp on one partiton and kept my downloaded stuff on the other partiton.

When i installed the 500gb drive I partioned that to do the same as i was with the other one. I then wanted to format my old one so i could keep downloaded stuff onm there too but for some reason windows wont let me.

My pc has really slowed down in the last couple of weeks so i want to do a clean install on the 500gb drive .I have gone into bios and change the bootable drives aroung so the cd should boot up on start up but the cd starts to spin and then windows xp just loads normally.

Does anyone know how i can get the disk to run from boot up as I really need to sort my computer out as its driving me bananas. Any suggestions would be very helpful

Thank you

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May 28, 2009 at 19:43:06
Do you see a message to hit any key to boot from the CD?

If not then either the boot order is set wrong or the CD disk is no good.

Do you have the boot order set for CD BEFORE any hard drives?

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May 28, 2009 at 20:04:53

Ive used the disk before so I know that it definately works.

There is no message to hit and key to run the disk and I have the cd rom set to boot first when loading up.

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May 28, 2009 at 20:40:10
If you have the hard drives selected to start after the cdrom, try selecting only the cdrom drive to start and then select that the hard drives are disabled. When prompted select the drive you want to do the installation on.

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May 28, 2009 at 21:00:39
Your optical drive may be bad!

Change Is Good

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