Originally posted by JCash21
it fails to read it.
Is this a legit copy of a windows operating system? With a bootstrap?
If you switch your first boot to CD-ROM with a legit Installation Windows disk and the CD-ROM drive is full functional and hooked up correctly... THe installation should start.
Are you sure that you connected the CD_ROM or DVD-ROM drive correctly? One the right connecter on the IDE cable?
If you have more then one drive, are they configured properly? Master/Slave Jumpers & On the right IDE channels?