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Screen goes blank after booting with WinXP SP2 CD.

Trying to install WinXP SP2, though PC is already installed with Win XP SP2 and Fedora12. I have set the first boot device priority as DVD ROM. Once I boot with Win XP SP2 CD, screen goes blank and monitor goes into standby mode within a few seconds. But, I am able to boot successfully with Fedora12. I have tried booting with 2 other copies of WinXP SP2 and also tried hitting "Enter and other keys" while booting, still no go. Please provide the required solution.

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  • jav_an2002 Jul 06, 2010

    Hi,
    I would like to format the "c:" partition as the PC is infected with a Boot virus which had infected the Master Boot Record and in turn I'm unable to install any Software including Anti-virus.

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Hi, your will need to delete your windows XP re format that part of your hard drive, then re install XP

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    Press the ESC button during bootup, change your primary boot device to CD. reboot with windows CD in drive, wait until files have finished loading. Select partion you wish to use, delete section, confirm and select this section to format. After format PC will reboot and start to install windows as normal. (some PCs use the delete button instaed of the ESC) Good luck, regards

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