formatting alternatives

#1
When I tried today to boot from the xp cd ,it said to boot from cd push any key, I did but then I said inspecting computer & then black screen usually it inspects my computers drivers ect. But it just displays a black screen
Any suggs ? I changed bios to boot from cd prior
I have been able to boot from the cd previously but not now
I need to format ,I’ve always did this booting from the cd
Can you give me some alternative methods?
 

LeeJend

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#5
Assuming the cleaning hasn't helped:

Make sure you can actually read the cd (view some directories on it open some text files) to make sure the CD drive is good.

BTW this is just a cd drive right, not a cd/dvd combo? And it's the same drive you've used in the past?

Assuming the hardware is ok you may need to reset your BIOS to "safe mode" i.e. no performance features turned on. Though that shouldn't be necessary if nothing has changed since the last format.
 

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