Posted 27 June 2009 - 08:14 AM
Thank you. that explains the problem I was having. The reason I tried that was that with the troubled computer it wouldn't boot I couldn't get it to boot from the CD. In the set-up, boot sequence I set it only for the cd and I get "strike f1 to retry boot, F2 for setup" and work. if I turn it off and on and hit f12 I get 5 choices; 1 normal, 2 ide cd-rom device, 3 system setup, 4 ide drive diagnostics, 5 boot to utility partition. None work. the diag says hd is fine. I'd like to reformat/reload xp on hard drive and can't. The cd is the same one that I was able to reload xp to another hd on another computer.