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Posted on Monday, October 21, 2002 - 3:05 pm:   

I'm trying to help someone format & reinstall Windows xp. I had them print the instructions on this site and follow them, but after the format is complete, and they enter d:setup, it says CDR101: not ready reading drive - abort, retry, & fail. They've tried retry over and over again, but still the same error message. They're booting with a boot disk they made on the machine. Can anyone help? Thanks.
Posted on Monday, October 21, 2002 - 8:43 pm:   

Make sure you know what letter has been assigned to the cd-rom, or you can boot from the win xp disk. Go into cmos and change the bootup sequence from the floppy to the cd-rom.
Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - 12:59 pm:   

thanks for the info the computer is up and running thank you.
Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - 3:44 pm:   

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