Solved: Reloading XP on Compaq Evo N400c

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boward57

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I switched out a bad hard drive. Was loading XP when the power went out. So I tried to start from scratch with the CD but the PC was booting from the HD and hanging with an error msg about the CD driver, then looping in the same scenario, never booting from the CD as planned. So I booted a floppy and fdisked the partition on the HD.

Now I still can't get the CD to boot as it only says there is missing OS for the floppy. Basically since the hang up, the PC will not regognize the CD drive.

Any ideas please?
 

techkid

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Have you changed the settings in the BIOS to allow to boot from CD?
 

techkid

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Change it to CD boot first (I have experienced PCs that are pretty finicky about that...).
 

boward57

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Problem solved. Reseated the CD drive in the docking bay! Thank you for the advice!
 

techkid

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That works as well...:cool:

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