Hi, I decided to remove Vista from my PC as it was just tgoo frustrating to use. I used my old XP disk to re-install XP but my CD drive just ignored it. My PC can boot from CD no problem. I tested the CD in another mechine running XP and it went into the install procedure fine so there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with it. As a test, I used an Ubuntu install disk to see if that would work and it did...up to a point. It finished it's install procedure and told me to restart but when I did it hung at "Verifying DMI pool Data" and now the XP disk does that as well.
Any ideas on what might have happened and how I might fix it? Ultimately, I'd like a dual booting system with ubuntu and XP, nbut jus a smooth running XP system would be fine (at leastI'll be able to use all my old software again)
My pC is an acer apsire T180 desktop
80Gb hard disk, 512mb ram, sempron 3200+