I'm using a Windows 7 Toshiba Satellite with a broken DVD drive. I want to start over with Windows XP, and have decided that it would be most beneficial if I create a second partition and put the installation CD there. This way if I need it in the future, I will have easy access.
Using Partition Wizard I created a second "Primary" partition with about 5GBS of space. I zipped up the XP install cd into a ISO file. Using EasyBCD I was able to add the iso/partition to the MBR/BDR.
Everything went smoothly until I ran the ISO and hit the "Starting Windows" faze of the installation. At that point I recieved the Blue Screen of death...however it did not dumb RAM...it just kinda froze.
This leads me to my ultimate question:
1. Is it possible to create a second partition on my hard drive (or external) that can run a windows installation, so as to re-install/format my primary partition?
2. If this is possible, how might I go about performing said task?