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« on: June 01, 2003, 02:47:39 AM »

I just bought a used computer and i can't install a o/s because when i do a clean boot, it won't detect the cd-rom. also when i use a boot disk, it will detect the cd-rom but not the hard drive. please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!???

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2003, 09:02:02 AM »

When you first switch on your PC, wait for it to do its ram count then press DEL, to enter your bios, once in you will see there are lists of subject areas,  use your arrow keys and go down to Advanced bios, click enter. once in you will see a whole list, go to first boot device, change it to CD-ROM. ( you will see on the page, instructions of how to navigate round.) once this is done, ESC, then go across to save& exit setup press enter you will be prompted with a box, press Y, for yes. You should now be able to boot and load windows from your CD,  don`t forget to go back into bios when finnished and reset the advanced setup as  first boot device = HDD or IDE 0 etc.
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2003, 01:33:49 PM »

Hi,

If your new used system doesn't support booting off cd (as per mican60 above) and you're trying to wipe to drive to start over, then I need to know what Windows version you're trying to install and what version is already installed.
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