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Old 06-20-2011, 06:53 AM
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Default Install XP without CD Drive and Remove VISTA

This is Driving me nuts.
I want to remove VISTA from from Compaq c740 notebook and install XP.
The CD drive only plays DVD's, If I insert any other disc ( Program, XP, Blank) it gives message 'Insert Disc in Drive F:' and open the CD trays.

All I want to do is, format the C drive, remove crappy vista and install XP professional. ( I have my own XP professionsl Ed disc)

How do I go around it.


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Old 06-21-2011, 01:03 AM
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hello APSM

first, its really weird that your drive reads only DVD's.. have you tried playing an audio or VCD?

Try using Nero's Drive Info Tool

it detects your optical drive and double checks the features that it supports.
if CD's really wont play, and the laptop is still under warranty, i suggest you bring it to the authorized service center for repair of the optical drive.


if replacing the optical drive is not an available option at the moment, i suggest you try "WinToFlash"

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