Reinstall New Windows XP Pro

  Shikaree 18:32 14 Sep 09

Hi Folks,

I think I may have to Reinstall Windows XP Pro as my new Hard Drive in which I installed it is continueing getting 'A Disc Writing Error Occurred,' when booting up. Cant't Bootup. I have done all that I was advised to to in that THREAD. Dated 10-9-2008.

Will Windows allow me to Reinstall XP Pro again without any Problems.

Please Advise.



  Pineman100 19:07 14 Sep 09

I think you probably mean "Disk Read Error".

Before you think about reinstalling Windows, have you checked to see whether there's a non-system CD in your CD drive? If there is, take it out and try booting again.

But if all else fails, then provided you have your XP system disk and a valid product key, there's no reason why you can't reinstall XP again.

  Pineman100 19:08 14 Sep 09

Incidentally, if I'm wrong about the error message, please post it here exactly word-for-word.

  Shikaree 20:33 14 Sep 09


Here it is: A Disk Read Error Occurred. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to Restart.
(My THREAD Title, 'A Disk Read Error Occurred' dated 10-9-2009 in FORUMS - Helproom in PCA.)

I don't know how to Copy & Paste SEE HERE (Link).

Yes, I have XP system disk and a valid product key.

I shall Reinstall


  Shikaree 14:18 19 Oct 09

All working fine now. Thanks all

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