Originally Posted by matious
so..say i get this external cd-drive going tommorow, put in my xp disc and run it, re-setup windows, my computer will run normally again?
Why need an external CD-Drive? I'm not sure if external drives are read by the BIOS or the OS, if it's read by the BIOS on start up then yes, if it is a partition issue, however you would also lose all your information on the computer. When starting up you'll need to set the BIOS to read from the CD-Drive before the Hard-Drive so that it'll boot straight into the windows install screen. Do this by tapping the delete key as soon as the computer is starting up and then find it in the BIOS settings.