i figured it out through several internet searches hahah
when XP is initializing b4 u format.. u hit f5 and select standard PC and then go ahead and format ..
installing XP as we speak. thanks for suggestions
no i haven't used this xp cd on another comp, buut it loads on this computer and i did tryn windows 2k on the laptop and it has the same issue
i wouldn't care about this laptop but imma take it back to college and take it to class ...
i am trying to install windows xp pro sp2 onto my laptop and it does not seem to be working.
I boot for the disk and it loads up and everything, lets me format my hard drive and then load the setup files for xp..but when it restarts...