It was much easier moving to a new home – as things were controllable and tasks could be planned out. However, who can plan for a looping Windows reboot process.
I decided to take an alternate route. Create a Windows Boot CD. Now this is not a easy task. There could be software for this, but I didn’t have time to buy – wanted to get that 320GB new drive up and running before the weekend. I found a great article at howtohaven.com. In the process I learnt that you need to backup your windows drivers before the reinstall. In the process, I learnt of a host of tools all in the article. It took me about 1/2 hour to create the boot CD from the instructions.
I also created the Ultimate Boot CD just in case I needed to partition or format my new hard disk.
One hour after starting the Windows XP installation process, the format part is still running.