Window xp not on hard drive - computer will not start

njh1950

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Hello, I cannot get into my windows xp program....it doesn't start at all on my presario pc. it states that it is not on my hard drive even though i tried to reinstall it from a cd I had made when i first got the computer years ago. Apparently, it was not all that was needed on the computer to get it to start. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am using a laptop to ask this question...but I really need my old computer to work because of its xp features and the floppy disk in the tower, etc. thanks for any help.
 

circulate

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Just to start off, if you need to, there are external floppy drives you can hook up to your laptop. Just an FYI if needed.

Okay so you made a copy of windows xp onto a CD? (You said you tried to reinstall it from a "CD I HAD MADE" when i first got the computer)