How can I get this computer to force boot a CD?
September 27, 2008 6:15 PM Subscribe
I just bought a brand new OEM XP Pro SP3 install disc and it won't boot. Here's the rub: Computer runs an old MS Small Business Server and I want to wipe the thing and install my new OEM XP Pro, but the computer won't boot from the CD. Bios is set up properly.
posted by CarlRossi to computers & internet (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The thing I don't understand with this thing is that it won't boot from CD even though it spins up and reads it a little, it still goes over to the hard drive Small Business Server (SBS) version of Win.
So, I tried to install from within SBS Windows and it tried to install as a dual OS configuration and then on scheduled reboot, now a dll is missing and it won't load SBS Windows now.
How can I get this thing to force boot from the CD? It just doesn't seem willing to boot from the CD drive, so now I'm ready to change out CD drives, but there has to be an alternative. Help?