Can I format and install XP on a secondary HDD?
severly corrupted 98 (OS) can I put the HDD's in my computer as a secondary
(It has one now for storage) clean them put XP on ( I have the disk) and
then re-install them on the old computers. Ohh yes if you are thinking why
not put them in the old towers and just boot from disk. well the old
towers are not reading the disks. I have made the changes in bios so it
should boot from disk but it still gives me the error of non-system disk
error. How do you erase and reformat a HDD without a CD-rom? PS who
recognises the cd rom is it the bios if so then why can't i get the mothers
to see it? I will try to update bios now.
If you're saying you want to install XP on your computer on their drives,
then slap the drives back into their computers and expect it to work, you're
going to have 2 problems.
First, when you put the drives back into their computers, they likely won't
boot and would need a repair install to get them working.
Second, if you install with your CD and key, they won't be able to activate.