Vista to xp help plssss.

im running windows vista and i want to downgrade to windows xp? and what do need to do to get this done

cant use floppy because i get error that saids:

NO address ID mark found on floppy disk drive A:\
drive A:\ not accessible

changed boot order
wont let me boot from (cd-ROM)

have secondary drive w/ vista on it as well (19.0GB) and
primary w/ vista on it (80BG)

cant use control panel>system and maint.>admin tools>disk mgmt>storage>clk on drive>"format">enter
wont work

how do get this off

cant use "R" for recovery during reboot with installtion disk

thanx,
bri12nk46
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  1. You need to boot from the Windows XP CD. If you can't, then you either have a bad CD or bad optical drive.
  2. PLUS 1 for zoron!
  3. Zoron said:
    You need to boot from the Windows XP CD. If you can't, then you either have a bad CD or bad optical drive.



    dont know bout that buddy... my drives r good 'cludin' opt drive....

    i know i have to remove vista totally and install from a clean slate

    what i don't know is where to get correct drivers i need,
    windows boot cd-rom (how to make bootable CD-ROM)
    things i may wont and need to try (dont need to save anything)
    need step by step w/ options

    try'ed d-ban.... don't quite know how to proceed with it but it's rite up my alley

    note: the primary hd boots the os... i cant boot from secondary... it prompts me to the boot manager and ask'd to install cd after restart... go to language and to hit "r" for recovery>enter ... and it didn't work

    i need step by step help

    thanx
    bri12nk46
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