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Windows xp reformat help :D

By scum
Jan 6, 2008
  1. when i try to reformat i get to the boot from cd press any key i push a key and nothing happens it just freezes :D can some one please help me?



    waka waka
     
  2. jbonetwo

    jbonetwo TS Rookie

    this might be a stupid question but is it a legit copy of windows? has it worked before? try a different copy.
     
  3. scum

    scum TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah my brother used it on his computer and it worked just fine.. i reformatted this pc before with no problems maybe im doing something diferent.. i had a virus on my computer not to long ago that was messing with my computer :p maybe that has something to do with it.. i really need to reformat my computer haha :D
     
  4. scum

    scum TS Rookie Topic Starter

    BUMP need help still ???? :D
     
  5. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    If the CD is OK then perhaps there is a problem with your CD/DVD drive? Can you fit another one to confirm this?
     
  6. scum

    scum TS Rookie Topic Starter

    maybe i burn movies and cds all the time with it though ill try a new one though :D
     
  7. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    another point - for the purposes of reinstalling your OS, make sure that at this stage you only have the target hard drive and the install CD/DVD drive connected. You can reconnect any other drives later once the install is complete.
     
  8. scum

    scum TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok i probably wont be able to get cd drive till tomarrow kind of late :D so i should only have on of my hard drives connected?
     
  9. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    yup - just connect the one you use as the boot drive. When the system boots, check in the BIOS that the drive is present.
     
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