XP CD Won't Boot

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  1. mata7

    mata7 Registered Member

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    I want to reinstall Windows but when I insert My original XP CD and press "any key to continue", the screen goes black, Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get this XP CD to boot? I've made 4 copy on diferent CD-R to see if this fix the problem and keep getting to the black screen, they work fine on my laptop and on my friend PC

    thanks in advance
     
  2. pugmug

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    Had that problem before.Turned out to be a bad stick of memory in my case.
     
  3. mata7

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    thanks, just to be sure i test my memory one be one and nothing, plus if would be the memory i think it wont boot the vista dvd also

    anyways thanks
     
  4. Seer

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    A very strange behavior there mata7. I had a DVD-burner which died on me a few months ago. But it didn't died suddenly, first it refused to write regular CDs, and after a few days to read them as well. DVD functionality was not affected. Then, at some point the DVD burning feature disappeared also and I was left with only DVD reading available. Luckily, I had my warranty valid...
    Check if everything is OK with the drive (reading, copying, burning), as I don't really see what else could be wrong...
     
  5. mata7

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    i know im going crazy here :), I check that already, I burn a cd and DVD of xp pro, plus I have 2 DVD burn and I got the same problem on both of then, I found really hard to believe that both of the drive have the same problem, anyway I will go and buy one at best buy to try it, 30 days to return back and get my money so how cares

    thanks
     
  6. Rilla927

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    Is it set to boot from CD in the bios configuration boot options?
     
  7. mata7

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    yes it is
     
  8. strangequark

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    I've run into the same problem The Seer mentioned with a CD drive that performed really strangely before it died completely, it was fine with most CD's but took a bizarre dislike to others and refused to read them. I was convinced that some of my CD's were corrupted as it was always the same ones, but turned out to be the drive in the end.
     
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