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