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CDR101: Not ready reading driveX


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#1 OldPhart

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:28 PM

I'm trying to install Windows XP Pro on a Sony Vaio laptop. I can't format the C drive or do any setup off the X drive(DVD) I keep getting the message in the title of the topic. Any suggestions? I've been fooling with this on and off for several days w/ no success. I'm starting to think the easy way out would be a new hard drive and a set of factory recovery disks. Thanks, OP

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:40 PM

In My Computer, is this optical drive designated as X?

How are you trying to format this drive?

What operating system is installed currently on that computer?

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:47 PM

Another thought... Is the surface of this CD clean?

Are you using a retail copy of Windows XP to make this installation?

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