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Old 03-20-2005, 08:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i've got this really old piece of junk gateway......

any wayz it doesnt want to boot off the the CD drive

i've set the boot order and it wont do it! what should i do?

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Old 03-20-2005, 08:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Unplug your PC. pick it up, aim for wall or window.

Seriously though, what make cdrom is it, and what CD is it.

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Old 03-20-2005, 08:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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its a windows 2000 cd

and it doesnt want to booot

oh and btw .... i dont have any floppies.. so i gotta figure this out
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Old 03-20-2005, 08:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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all it says is...

invalid boot diskette on drive A:

??????!????! im booting of CD-ROM not floppy..!! whts goin on?

weird part is, is that i have re installed windows 2000 on this machine without any problems..
another weird thing is that windows XP pro cd will boot the comp!
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