I have a Ergo Ensis Laptop with dvd rom but no floppy drive. What i did was inser the windows Xp professional cd, rebooted and chose run setup from cd rom. After a couple of screens (agreement etc) i got to the partitions. I deleted my old partition which was basically wher i had all my files etc. I then chose new partition, when id o this all goes well it says formatting but when it reaches 7% it freezes and after half an hour says it couldnt continue. I even tried installing windows ME and it did the same and froze on 7%. The problem is now, it doesnt recognise my xp cd, only Millenium but i dont care i just want to start by installing a system, but i am stuck because i dont know why it freezes everytime it tries to format.
Sorry for the long message, if anyone has time please reply
p.s i think i made a mistake instead of choosing start with cd rom support and then typing format C:, istraight away chose start setup from cd rom. I think i messed it up when i deleted my only partition and now it doesnt want to create a new one for XP or ME or anything. keeps freezing on 7% when making a fresh partition (formatting)
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Edited by Keith, 16 December 2005 - 05:08 AM.