trying to do a clean re-install of windows xp in my friends pc. I have done it before on other machines and managed to get the cd drive working, but this time i can't. on the initial boot the cd will start to spin then stop thought i had copied all the cd drivers to the "c: drive" but the cd won't boot. after startup i get the error, "device driver not found, MSCD001 no valid cd rom device drivers selected". i also copied the drivers from the w98 boot disk, ie; aspi2dos.sys, and 3 others similar. also in the bios the cd is referred to as "CD" and not as a letter. so the boot sequence i have set to "cd rom-a:-c:". i have some boot disks i copied from "bootdisk.com" but they don't boot. just give system error. any help offered gratefully accepted. i am not a dummy but please keep it simple. cheers mfm the sysytem abit be 6 mb p3 550mhz 64ram toshiba dvd wd 13gb hdd. i though it strange- he said he was running XP previously, thought his system may be a little underpowered.