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Old 08-17-2006, 05:56 PM   #1
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Default Reinstalling XP with new CD drive problems

A few days ago, when booting up my computer, it got stuck at the "Windows is starting up..." screen, and wouldn't advance past that. I tried to run the tests in setup and such. and all of them passed. I decieded to just try and reinstall windows XP with the operating system CD. However, my stock disc drive is broken, so I bought a new CD-DVD drive. I installed it, and it seems to work fine, but when I boot the computer up it does not go to the Windows XP setup screen. Is there a problem because I haven't installed a driver for the CD drive? Help would be appreciated, I really need to get the computer working.
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Old 08-17-2006, 07:45 PM   #2
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Default Re: Reinstalling XP with new CD drive problems

You need to set the new rom drive to first boot device in the bios.
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Old 08-18-2006, 09:05 AM   #3
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Default Re: Reinstalling XP with new CD drive problems

yea it could be a driver issue but it should still work. cant you even get into safe mode?
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Its probably in the BIOS, make sure you have the Cd drive first, not the harddrive
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