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.