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Hello there, I can't reinstall Windows XP. When loading the reboot DVD, my both computers mention they can't find the device. Which device they can't find is not clear. Both computers are set up to reboot from the DVD drive. My both computers have 1 thing in commun: Ubuntu has been installed on it. So this is my major question: what can I do so the computers can read the windows xp reboot DVD. Thanks in advance.

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  • Benedict Baron Oct 11, 2010

    do you want to run linux and windows together if so do you have two boot partitions that you change in your bios

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Even though you have set the computer to boot from the DVD first, there is usually a special function key you can press to ensure you boot from it.
Just when you get the error will determine what the problem may be. When you first start, you should get the prompt "press any key to boot from the CD (DVD). If you don't get that prompt, then your DVD may be going bad on you.
You say you are loading a reboot DVD. I have no idea what that is, but XP was distributed on a CD for the most part. Be sure you are trying to boot from the original Windows XP CD or a system restore CD.
If you are allowing the computer to boot to Linux first, then you're in for trouble. That won't work.

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