Re: problems reinstalling windowsXP



Nepatsfan
07-10-2005, 03:02 AM
Answer inline.

"Jason Haynes" <jasonlhaynes@COLDmail.com> wrote in message
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>> The problem with that approach is that you won't be able to
>> format your hard drive.
>
> What? Where did you come up with that? A genuine XP
> installation cd (even OEM) certainly does give the option to
> format the drive, as well as manipulate partitions.

Sure, as long as you can start the installation by booting from
the CD. The OP indicates that she can't. If she has to start an
installation from within Windows, she won't be able to format her
C drive.

>>If you've still got the receipt, tell them there's something
>>wrong with the CD because you can't boot from it.
>
> When did she mention the cd wasn't bootable?

Go back and read the her original post. Quoting from the last
line:

"It dooes appear that it is trying
to boot from the cd as it says "press any key to boot from CD"
but no matter
what i press it doesnt work."

I used the phrase "tell them there's something wrong with the
CD because you can't boot from it" thinking that she could use
that line to get someone at the shop to check it out and maybe
get the installation started. Or at least find out why she
couldn't. Sorry for the confusion.

Nepatsfan

Jason Haynes
07-10-2005, 03:02 AM
"Nepatsfan" <nepatsfan@SBXXXIX.com> wrote in message
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> Go back and read the her original post. Quoting from the last line:
>
> "It dooes appear that it is trying
> to boot from the cd as it says "press any key to boot from CD" but no
> matter
> what i press it doesnt work."

I hate getting caught being wrong. I picked up this thread midstream and
didn't reference the original post.


Re: problems reinstalling windowsXP