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Installed windows xp disk with a scratch and now wont boot up

\015 I installed a windows xp disk onto my compaq presario 5000. the disk had a nasty scratch on it and the operating system wont work. The original operating system was millinium 2000 but I had delieted that os during instal of windows xp. I have no recovery cd\015

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I know it may sound crazy, but i've used Pledge furniture polish on some of my discs before and had them work. Just spray a little on the disc and take a soft cloth or cottonball and start at the center of the disc and gently wipe straight out toward the edge. Don't wipe around the disc in circles though.
I'd guess about any furniture polish would work though...that's just what I had when I was told the trick.
Hope it works:)

If you have the Windows Key/License for the XP disk you can use someone else's copy of the XP disk or call Microsoft and ask for a replacement. You need the license and it must not have been installed on another PC previously.
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