Compaq R4000

Dell / Dell xps420
August 3, 2009 at 16:35:35
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, Q6600/4GB
Ok, I have an old Compaq Presario R4000,
well the Hard Drive took a crap on me, so i
bought a new one a couple days ago, well, I
just got it today. I installed the HDD, but when
i start it up and pop in the installation disk, it
just shows a blinking underscore in the upper
left, i have edited the bios to boot off the CD
Drive first, i even disable it from booting from
the HDD, but still nothing, i cant get it! Is there
something wrong with my CD Drive?

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August 4, 2009 at 23:01:29
Ok, so i have come to the conclusion that it is either my
Motherboard or my CD Drive, so i'm trying to rule out the CD
Drive. In order to do that I'm trying to boot off of USB Stick/Flash
Drive/whatever you want to call it, and i put the USB Stick at top
of boot options in my BIOS, but when I start it up it just shows a
_ flashing in the upper left. How do i force it to boot off of USB?

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