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Old 06-23-2005, 03:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Troubles reformatting my harddrive...

I am trying to refromat my harddrive, but i cannot acess the windows XP installation disc through DOS. I cant do this because one of my CD-Rom drives isnt working and that is the only one the BIOS recognizes and cant boot from. My other, working, drive is a CD-Rw drive and it doesnt not have an option to boot from in the bIOS. is there anyway that i can get this to work?

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Ummm...try unplugging the drive that doesn't work and see if BIOS will let you boot off the other should.


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it doesnt because i unplugged the cable and that made the working drive not recognizable. any other suggestions?
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