Ok, so this has been an ongoing thing for me for the last 2 or 3 days with problems out the yin yang, but I'll just post the last part and hopefully you guys can help me out.
Basically, I'm trying to reformat, Windows XP Pro, won't boot from CD (tried setting cd-rom as first bootable drive in bios, won't do it, exhausted all those options). Made XP boot disk that I downloaded from the Windows page (the 6 disk version), but when I put the first disk in there and try and boot from it, it give the following error:
Boot: I/O Error Reading Disk
Please Insert Another Disk
So, I tried doing it using a Win98 boot disk, but it won't read my hard drive since it's already NTFS. Tried doing fdisk, but that didn't help either. When I go to my cd-rom drive and go to the i386 folder and attempt to run winnt, it returns an error saying that it cannot find a place for swap file.
I tried another winXP boot disk that I found somewhere else (loads smartdrv automatically) but it's the same thing, it basically won't find my hard drive.
Any help is much appreciated, I'm quite simply going crazy.