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Installing new DVD drive
Sep 6, 2010, 6:04 PM
I am putting together a computer from spare parts, and have a system that basically "works" but won't boot from CD. I put in a windows XP install CD, but it loads right to windows normally.
If I go to system setup and look at "Boot Sequence", it says:
1) CD-ROM device (not installed)
2) Diskette drive
3) Hard-Disk Drive C:
So, it looks like the DVD drive is not being recognized. However, if I let windows load up, I can see drive D and can explore the CD I have loaded in the drive.
Does anyone know what's going on, or how I can get my computer to recognize the DVD drive? I want to boot from CD so I can reinstall windows XP.
Any help would be much appreciated
Sep 8, 2010
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Sep 8, 2010, 9:58 PM
thx- answer was in 2nd paragraph of the article. Worked perfectly
Sep 8, 2010, 11:34 PM
You are welcome, configuring masters and jumper setting is getting to be a lost trade.
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