Can't reinstall Windows XP after Kubuntu 7.04 install - CD/DVD-ROM not working
Posted on 2007-07-30
I had WinXP installed on my laptop (Sony Vaio PCG-R505EL) for a while and it ran very well. I was curious so I installed Kubuntu 7.04, Feisty Fawn over it. Unfortunately Kubuntu does not run well at all on this system (it's pretty old) so I wanted to go back to WinXP.
For some reason my laptop will no longer boot from the CD/DVD-ROM drive. In the BIOS I attempted to change the BIOS but it will not recognize the CD/DVD-ROM either whether I select the IDE as Auto or not. However, when I boot up into Kubuntu I can browse anything in the CD/DVD-ROM drive including the WinXP installation disc.
Any ideas what this could be? I know it seems like a BIOS issue but I've installed different OS'es on this machine multiple times with no problems.
Thanks in advance!