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September 14, 2004 5:00:07 PM

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Hi,

My MSDN version of XP pro is now no longer bootable and
need a clean re-install. My problem is that my machine's
bios doesn't seem to support CD booting, and the XP's
setup flopy discs don't support MSDN version of the
software. Boot into Dos? I was told that the CD drive
won't be accessable. So as you see, I am pretty much
stuck. What I think I need is a Dos boot flopy disc that
has the capability of reading CD rom, but I am not sure if
that's possible, or if it's the best way.

Can someone please advise?

Thanks in advance!

Feng

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Anonymous
September 14, 2004 11:22:51 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hi,

Any Win98/WinME boot floppy can provide CD support.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"feng" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0de301c49a95$6f21d7b0$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> My MSDN version of XP pro is now no longer bootable and
> need a clean re-install. My problem is that my machine's
> bios doesn't seem to support CD booting, and the XP's
> setup flopy discs don't support MSDN version of the
> software. Boot into Dos? I was told that the CD drive
> won't be accessable. So as you see, I am pretty much
> stuck. What I think I need is a Dos boot flopy disc that
> has the capability of reading CD rom, but I am not sure if
> that's possible, or if it's the best way.
>
> Can someone please advise?
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
> Feng
Anonymous
September 15, 2004 12:48:13 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Download this http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/tools/xpboot.exe It is a self
extracting MS-DOS boot disk. When you boot there will be minimal
instructions but they explain what to do.

--

Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"feng" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0de301c49a95$6f21d7b0$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> My MSDN version of XP pro is now no longer bootable and
> need a clean re-install. My problem is that my machine's
> bios doesn't seem to support CD booting, and the XP's
> setup flopy discs don't support MSDN version of the
> software. Boot into Dos? I was told that the CD drive
> won't be accessable. So as you see, I am pretty much
> stuck. What I think I need is a Dos boot flopy disc that
> has the capability of reading CD rom, but I am not sure if
> that's possible, or if it's the best way.
>
> Can someone please advise?
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
> Feng
!