Cannot boot from CD

January 11, 2010 at 13:06:27
Specs: Windows XP
Hey I want to install any OS into an old PC but I cant boot from the CD. This only happens when I connect the hard drive into the computer. But when I remove it does read it I have already gone to the BIOS and set it to boot from CD first. Ive tried 2 different hard drives and no luck. Thanks for your help.

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#1
January 11, 2010 at 13:11:37
Check the jumper settings on the drives (hard drive, cdrom), that are connected to the same IDE cable.
Hard drive should be set to master. Maybe there's an additional jumper for slave present, that should also be set.
At the cdrom, the jumper should be set to slave.

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#2
January 11, 2010 at 13:16:46
THANKS I think I got now I really appreciate your help

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#3
January 11, 2010 at 13:41:27
You're welcome.

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