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How do i fix it???

By samuraijigsaw
Feb 1, 2006
  1. ok i tried reformating my computer and once you get to the point where you reinstall window's xp, it says error cant boot from cd or cant read disk or something, so how do i fix the problem with my cd drive, do i put a new one in or what???

    thanx for the help
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    If it is the cd drive that`s bad, then yes replacing it should work.

    Before doing that. You might want to run a cd lense cleaner through the drive.

    However, is it possible that your Windows disk is dirty/scratched?

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. samuraijigsaw

    samuraijigsaw TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank you and i will try later today and see if that works, could i take the cd drive out of my old computer and put it in the one that needs fixing? oh and it is not the windows cd because i tried my friends xp cd and it said the same thing.
    thanx soo much
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Yes you can use the cd drive from your old computer, although depending on how old it is, it may be very slow.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. samuraijigsaw

    samuraijigsaw TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well i got time so i guess if it doesnt take more than six hours im fine! its is from a pentium 2 though... will that work?
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It should do, but in any case you`ll soon find out lol.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  7. samuraijigsaw

    samuraijigsaw TS Rookie Topic Starter

    THANK YOU! :giddy:
     
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