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DVD+R When I load an empty DVD into my DVD drive, It does not respond. I have a laptop with windows XP opperating system. I was using the DVD+R..Do I have to use DVD-R? Why won't My computer respond when I Load an empty DVD into the DVD drive?

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How do I load Windows XP disk into my Sylvania ultra-light netbook?

Connect a USB DVD drive or use a thumb drive (USB memory stick) that is bootable with the operating system on it. Make sure that your system (in setup) is set to recognize your DVD drive or USB stick BEFORE the hard drive.

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Wow what an oldie!
Unfortunately XP is no longer supported. This machine was designed for Win98 and 98SE. I expect there is a display driver missing, along with a few more perhaps.
Try loading 98SE and if it is OK, XP is your issue.

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The BIOS menu will not allow booting from USB as the USB driver must be installed first and that is run within Windows.
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Hi.... i lost my motherboard cd i want to format the laptop what steps i have to take complete my format process

if you run winxp then follow these steps 1)Insert the bootable windows xp setup dvd/cd in the drive 2)The system will boot the dvd by asking you (PRESS ANY KEY TO BOOT THE CD...)press enter 3)Then the setup files starts to load on the screen , a blue screen appears , it may take sometime for setup loading process. wait till it gets over 4)after the files get loaded ,it will give you three options press enter there 5)then press f8.then press esc on the next screen if it shows the previous version of windows 6)then you will be able to see your drive there ,the drive which you want to format just press d on the particular drive and it becomes unpartioned space,again press c on the unpartioned space and create the drive again , 7)do this for every drive 8)and for installing the fresh copy of windows choose a particular drive and press enter and then choose the format using ntfs NOT QUICK the third option remember tats it for xp
If it is for vista or 7 insert the dvd of the particular os and then install which doesnt have some complicated things like xp

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When i insert a burned cd, the cd is recognized as such, but it does not see the files on it.It considers it as an empty cd

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Why are there different versions of the Live File System format? Eachversion of the Live File System format is compatible with differentoperating systems. Depending on which computers you plan to use a discin, you might need to select a different version of Live File System.If you plan to use your disc on the latest version of Windows,however, you will never need to change the version of Live File Systemyou use. If you need to make discs that are compatible with earlierversions of Windows, use the table below to select the right Live File System version for your needs:
The following table describes Live File System versions and their appropriate uses.

This format can be read on Windows 98 as well as many Apple computers. You should use this version if you need to format DVD-RAM or MO (Magneto-optical) discs.
This format is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. It might not be compatible with Windows 98 or Apple computers.
This format is compatible with Windows XP and Windows Server . It might not compatible with Windows 98, Windows 2000, or Apple computers.
This format is designed for the latest version of Windows and might not be compatible with earlier versions of Windows.
For information on how to choose one of these versions when you format a disc, see Format a CD or DVD.
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I just responded to this. But I would also suggest that you check the memory on the laptop. It may be causing the Stop errors.

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