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Reformatting Drive failed

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I just upgraded my board and processor to core duo and I wanted to reformat my drive too.

So first thing i did, i want to go to the BIOS settings to change the first boot as the cd drive (where my xp cd is) but I can't. I don't know what's wrong, so I just used the F8 method. i restarted then F8 then selected the cd drive i wanted to boot.

all goes fine, i partitioned and reformated the drive but when i was in the part where windows reboots and continues the installation of XP, the problem started.

when xp rebooted, it just gave me a black screen. it didn't show the setup screen for XP, it's just a black screen.

how do i get this work:? is it because the first boot is not the cd drive?

Thanks for your time.
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How old is your hard drive? It should have a date on it or a datecode/stamp.
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