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Trying to reinstall xp home but nothing boots

By leem
Mar 31, 2005
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  1. I have XP home and I got 28 viruses that 2 up to date virus scanners could not delete or disinfect. I have decided to wipe the hard drive.

    I put in my xp home disk, and when I went to start...it loaded right up to xp. I went into bios and changed my boot sequence...but it will not boot from the cd. So I try to boot from A:...nothing.

    I have tried to reset everything, but when I try to boot up, it says windows shut down improperly. I can choose to start in safe mode, normally, and last known good configuration. No matter what I choose, it will start to load and then freeze.

    ANy ideas how I can get something booted so I can wipe and reinstall my software?
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,763

    Are you pressing a key when the promt says to boot from the CD?
  3. HoopaJoop

    HoopaJoop TS Rookie Posts: 202

    As vegasgmc said, when booting from a windows xp disk it tell you at one point to 'press any key to boot from cd'. Have you seen this when booting?

    Also, are you using an OEM CD?
  4. triplate

    triplate TS Rookie Posts: 148

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