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unable to reload windows xp

am having hp dv 2124 laptop with windows media centre dvd rom is not trying to reload windows xp using usb dvd rom..
whnever i insert bootable xp system doesnt boot from cd instead system starts normally in xp which is already installed..and whn i tried to install xp through set up it doesnt aceept the key..plz help me..

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Definately a Problem w/ Laptops Since They....

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usually only have ONE such device (Being Media center, I assume you meant DVD R/RW since MC without ability to burn media makes little sense). In a desktop, not difficult for home user to replace (just unplug old & plug-in new BUT in a Laptop I would suggest a pro ,used to laptops, do it. I believe you will have to at some point anyway.Sympathies! JMHO. Happy

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I'd replace the failing drive.

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That's cheaper than XP or a trip to the service counter. I use models from or

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