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Toshiba Equium 5200D

I was trying to install Windows xp pro and when it starts installing it asks for cd 2 and then it won't do anything so I just cancel it and then try again and when it goes to second screen it says CMOS Time and Date not set then asks what I want to do do F1/setup, ESC/to boot, or F2/option rom screen I have gone through everything and nothing its still the same so how would I format to go back to clean slate and just reinstall windows 98 or can I even do that?

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When U boot up on the XP cd it gives U the option of reformatting with a fresh install.

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