Wiped HDD Can't restore Compaq MCE PC

August 27, 2010 at 12:42:19
Specs: Windows XP Media Center
HD was wiped and now won't boot up using the restore disks. System is a compaq running Windows XP media Center. How can I get restore disks to rebuild system?

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#1
August 27, 2010 at 13:06:35
Enter the BIOS & make sure the CD drive is listed 1st in the boot order.

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#2
August 27, 2010 at 14:17:09
I put in the system restore disks and this is what it is telling me ...Disk Boot Failure, Insert system disk and press enter. I tried putting in my Windowx XP cd and it boote dup but installed windows XP on her system and I thought that was OK as I used her product key on her system, but got invalid product key? Her system had Windows XP Media Center OS on it

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#3
August 27, 2010 at 14:17:46
PS I did change it to boot from CD first in the bios

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