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> I am having problems with a pc that is supposed to be bereft of an OS.
> When I boot I get: "BOOT DISK FAILURE. INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS
> So I put a Windows XP(HE) in the CD ROM drive and I still get the same
> message. Can anyone tell me what I am to do next?
Change the BIOS boot order; it looks to be trying to boot from the hard
drive and then giving up. Put the CD-ROM drive first.