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Old 12-25-2006, 08:30 AM   #21
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Default Re: Can't boot up or re-install Windows XP

and have you downloaded the bootable image? can ya try the disc on another computer to confirm this?

EDIT Can you post a link to what you have downloaded?
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Old 12-25-2006, 08:41 AM   #22
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http://www.maxtor.com/portal/site/Ma...downloadID=113

I burnt it onto a disc using Alcohol 120%.

That's odd, I've put it into my laptop CD drive and the disc appears to be empty.

If I try to re-burn it it says the disc is not blank.
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If ya have nero, burn the iso with that. If ya select recorder > burn image, and then select the .ISO file, it should work. You can get a trial from nero, if ya havent got it
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Should I choose CD-ROM (ISO) or CD-ROM (Boot)?
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Default Re: Can't boot up or re-install Windows XP

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Should I choose CD-ROM (ISO) or CD-ROM (Boot)?
Just cancel that and once in nero, do what i said above and it will set everything for you
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Old 12-25-2006, 04:49 PM   #26
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The good news is, the disk now works.

The bad news is, the program freezes when it is scanning for drives.

The HDD shows up in the BIOS though.
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Can you take the HDD out and try it in another computer as a slave drive
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Old 12-25-2006, 05:20 PM   #28
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I'm afraid not. The only other thing we have is this laptop.
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Have ya got a spare cable you can try on the drive, just to rule that out aswell
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Yeah, I tried it with another cable but nothing.
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