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HOW DO I REINSTALL XP ONTO A LAPTOP THAT WON'T RECONGIZE MY CD..? Answered

i need to reinstall xp onto my laptop but my laptop won't recognize my cd drive so I can't use a cd reinstall....

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lennyb
lennyb

11 years ago

usually when i need to install on a computer that wont see the xp cd i install a copy of windows 98 or ME. those will load from a win98 start up floppy disk. then when its complete i install xp as a upgrade. it works well. to save time on a chronic crasher computer i have{this one}. i have win 98 installed also so it is dual boot. only cost 5 gigs of space and i didnt need all that.

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

What do you mean ~~Flash Gordon approaching~~ by "won't recognise" - is it the drive (all discs) or is it a "won't boot from" problem? L

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RelaxedSoup
RelaxedSoup

11 years ago

You could try making a bootable USB drive with the XP installer on it, this guy here does a good job of explaining how to do it. If that doesn't work, you could try a network install, but that's a bit more complicated.