Repair using a Windows XP Home Edition Upgrade CD

By hatesbluescreen
Mar 22, 2008
  1. Hi!
    I suppose the title is pretty strait forward...
    I need to repair windows because no matter what my computer keeps restarting. Even when I go into safe mode and Last known good configuration.
    But when I go to repair windows, it goes past the agreement then says:
    "Setup could not read the CD you inserted, or the CD is not a valid Windows CD."

    Its says Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition on the CD and says Upgrade on the top... So am I able to use this CD to repair windows???

    Thanks for any help! :)
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Normally yes

    Please clean the disc, and possible clean the drive, using a cd cleaner disc
  3. hatesbluescreen

    hatesbluescreen TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    I've tryed cleaning drives and I've used several different ones also and the cd is clean.
    But I still keep getting the message...
    I do have a Windows XP Professional CD. Can I use it to just recover instead of wiping the whole hard drive? I'm trying to avoid wiping out the whole hard drive as best I can.
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