Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Ubuntu is working on the PC but I want to sell the PC with original Windows XP Professional Edition. I cannot boot the CD. Rebooting and selecting "Start from CD" always starts the installed Ubuntu. I wish to format the hard disk and do a clean Windows XP installation to sell it.

How can I do this?

share|improve this question
    
Are you re-booting PC, and stopping at BIOS with (typically) F9 to choose boot device? Does it work if you choose CD-drive, at that point? –  david6 Jun 29 '12 at 4:33

1 Answer 1

Put the xp cd.

Open BIOS by pressing F12 or Del (As per your motherboard, see the corners of flashing screen just after starting the computer)

There will be a menu as Boot and inside that there should be boot priority. Set the dvd/cd driver as first option.

Save and exit.

If it doesn't boot probably the disk is damaged.

share|improve this answer
1  
you're missing this step: set fire to the xp disc get windows 7 basic, put the w7 dvd isntall it, better than xp and it's newer. –  Uri Herrera Jun 29 '12 at 4:38

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.