As you found out, Drive Scrubber
, wipes the drive of all information So It Can NEVER Be Recovered
, including the Windows XP OS.
You did the right thing by changing the boot order to CD Rom as first boot device.
When you boot off of the XP CD it loads "drivers" these are not accessible but used to aid in installing XP. After the Driver install, and you pressing F8
to continue, it will search for previous versions of Windows and other partitions. It will ask Where to Install Windows
and show you what it found. The scrubber probably wiped all partitions, so the drive is now probably Unallocated Space
. Now you have to Create a partition by pressing C
. keep it at the default size
and go next. Now you can choose Format NTFS (Quick)
This formats the Partition you created and then it will start to install Windows XP.
If you get confused or have any other questions, post back.
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