Ok, I've got what I believe to be a tricky tech question. I've gotten started on a theory I've had, but have been having issues bringing it home, I was hoping you could give me a hand. I'm using a Windows 7 Toshiba Satellite with a broken DVD drive. I want to start over with Windows XP, and have decided that it would be most beneficial if I create a second partition and put the installation CD there. This way if I need it in the future, I will have easy access. Using Partition Wizard I created a second "Primary" partition with about 5GBS of space. I zipped up the XP install cd into a ISO file. Using EasyBCD I was able to add the iso/partition to the MBR/BDR. Everything went smoothly until I ran the ISO and hit the "Starting Windows" faze of the installation. At that point I recieved the Blue Screen of death...however it did not dumb RAM...it just kinda froze.
This leads me to my ultimate question: 1. Is it possible to create a second partition on my hard drive (or external) that can run a windows installation, so as to re-install/format my primary partition? 2. If this is possible, how might I go about performing said task?
Software/Hardware used: Windows 7 Toshiba Sattellite
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