Second Hard Drive-External USB w/Windows CD copied to it.
I've owned several editions of Windows, I have found installing from the CD to result in "problems".
On my old computer, I had a internal second hard drive.
When I reformatted, I would simply go to the setup file in the second hard drive.
However, now my second hard drive is USB.
I've read something about installing from a USB, but it sounds very techy. Like you really gotta know what you're doing.
I have a desktop.
I've got the CD.
During the last reformat, we used the CD, but the process had to be restarted several times. Either there was something wrong with the CD, like a scratch, or the optical drive.
This is what happened:
Put CD in
Went through Menu
Selected Optical Drive
Then it went through Set Up for about 5 minutes with a bunch of blue screens with bottom saying:
Set Up is loading....
It went through a bunch of drivers and file names.
Then, it gets to a screen:
Welcome to Setup
This portion of the setup program prepares Windows XP to run on your computer
To Set Up Windows XP now, press ENTER
To Repair XP using the Recovery Console Press R
To Quit Setup, without installing, Windows XP, press F3
When I press ENTER nothing happens. Everything freezes up.
I can't even press F3
Edited by Linda54956, 23 July 2009 - 01:46 PM.