Hi Im hoping someone savvy can share some advice: I have a Dell laptop with a dead optical drive and no disk drive, and its time to do a fresh install of winxp to clear up all the residual crap. My plan is to make a new partition on the hard drive, copy the install cd onto the partition, then somehow boot into that new partition and go from there, (install afresh, wipe the old partition etc... ) My main issue is that Im not sure how to get my computer to boot onto the new partition and not my normal C: partition. And I guess Im not sure windows will let me install from the hard drive Im trying to install to. Any advice here would be much appreciated. If someone has a better approach to this situation, Id love to hear it! Thanks..