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Old 01-30-2005, 10:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi y'all. i've never ever posted on a computer help forum, so help a n00b out.

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WHAT I'M TRYING TO DO
install windows 2000 from a freshly formatted system. that's it. i just wanna get my OS up and running!!

THE PROBLEMS
the cd-rom. see, upon booting i get the message 'searching for boot record' and it just hangs there. not sure what to do here. i have win 2k on this cd, and i can't install...HELP!



SOME HELPFUL NOTES
- BIOS finds both of my hard drives AND my cd-rom drive
- in BIOS, i've tried various boot orders (floopy -> IDE 0 -> cd-rom), nothing seems to work
- if i boot to floppy, and choose to boot WITH cd-rom support, it hangs
- there is currently nothing on my c:drive
- i've tried researching this. i'm not just blindly asking. i have nowhere else to turn.
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Old 01-30-2005, 12:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You need to set the boot priority to boot from your cd drive and you should be good to go, unless your cd is corrupted. When it reboots and boots of the cd, it should say press any key to boot from cd....
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Old 01-30-2005, 12:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if its searching for a boot record and cant find it,maybe there isn't one.
cause could be,it is a copy and burnt wrong.
http://www.bootdisk.com/ you can go there and make the 4 boot disks.
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