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Old 11-21-2005, 02:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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thats what my first post was about... it wont let me reformat because im downgrading it wont boot off the cd or anything
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Old 11-21-2005, 02:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Honestly if you can't boot to a disk at all, you won't even be able to install the OS once you have reformatted.

do you have any other Disk you can check ?
Is this disk that you are "Unable" to boot from, legit ? or is it a burnt disk ?
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Old 11-21-2005, 03:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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the disk im using is the one that cam with the computer its legit... but i think the reason it wont let me boot from it is because i already have a newer version
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Old 11-21-2005, 03:02 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Try uninstalling Sp2
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Old 11-21-2005, 04:01 PM   #15 (permalink)
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ok uninstalling sp2 didnt help
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Old 11-21-2005, 05:35 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Either you have some weird disc from some strange manufacturer that isnt bootable, or your cd rom doesnt like the media, or you cd rom is a piece or who knows what else but anyways you could try making a boot disc, either a floppy or cd-rom if you want to test out your system, and then from the command prompt run the setup program on the windows cd you have. I dont see why that shouldnt work but if it doesnt it shouldnt waste too much of your time.
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