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    Talking beginners cd drive question


    Hi

    Just built my first PC and configured the BIOS etc and get the following message:


    boot from ATAPI CD-ROM
    DISK BOOT FAILURE. INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER.


    I think this means that i have to insert a boot disk for the cd-rom drive into the floppy disk drive, to install the drivers for it. Can someone confirm this?

    Also my CD drive is a philips 52x32x52 CD-RW which came with no floppy disks for installation at all, so i am not sure how i can setup the cd drive without an operating system etc.
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    You get that message when you have a bootable cd, like windows xp, in the drive? You shouldn't need any drivers to set up the drive, it should be detected in bios and be set. You have the cd-rom set before the hard disk in the boot order?
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    (^^;?

    boot from ATAPI CD-ROM
    = I tried to boot CD-ROM

    DISK BOOT FAILURE. INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER.
    =But I failed because there was no system. In any way, Put in here Correct Disk. Damn!
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    ok, i guess that by "system disk" it wants the bootable win xp cd in there....thx for ur help-i'll give it a go.
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    Boot Sequence


    Whast your boot sequence set to in your BIOS?, older m/boards have set sequences, Where as newer boards, you can set any sequence order. Maybe your BIOS is booting from you FDD, first instead of CD-ROM, or maybe its not booting either...or maybe, no wait, help!! LOL,

    Check what order the drives are booting in.

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