This laptop has been through hell, I've fixed a cracked LCD and my cracked hinge. Now I want to reinstall XP, but it will not boot from the cd. I get the "press a key to boot from cd", which I do and it just sits there. And sometimes jsut shuts down after a while. Yet in WindowsXP it sees the cd fine and can read it. But if I stick in a DVD-R it thinks it is a RW and wants to erase it and format it. So I believe the issue is the drive. Is there a way to boot from USB, or anyother way? I have a pcmia cd drive, but it doesn't seem to like that either.
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2/10/09 at 1:34pm