How do you clean a drive and reinstall XP when computer is stuck halfway through an XP install?
Posted on 2011-09-27
I have a computer which I wiped the drive on and tried to do a clean install of XP Pro. Unfortunately, I picked up the wrong disk and started to install XP from a volume license disc. Too late I discovered that there were no more licenses available under the volume license. I then tried to finish the install using a an XP reinstall disc which had its own unique and unused license key, but this did not work. Right now, I just need some step by step instruction on how to wipe the drive again and begin a clean install with the single license disc. Currently the computer seems to be stuck in that it only use the volume disc and it is not giving me any way to restart the install under the single disc. This computer has been down now for 3 weeks and the use is axious to have it back so the sooner I can get it up and running again better. Thank you so much for your help!