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Cannot boot from cd rom

By maurice.kirksey ·
My computer has :
An AMD +2600 1.6 Gigahertz processor with 192 megabytes of RAM and 40 Gigs on the HD. (7 available)
My CD-ROM drive is a Cyberdrv CW08 CD/R/RW
I have RAID installed.

I cannot boot up the Windows CD from the CD-ROM Drive.

I am trying to re-install Windows Office XP. ( I have the 2002 version currently installed)

I have been following the instructions to boot up from my cd-rom. However, when I do, the computer keeps on instructing me to put in a boot up disk into a boot up drive. I can use the cd-rom drive and it functions well for everything except this.

I have tried reloading the disk after startup.
I have changed my boot up order in BIOS to start with CD-ROM.
I have taken the HDD off as a boot up option.
I have used the F11 key to order a directly boot up from the CD-Rom
I have reloaded the drivers for the CD-Rom and checked the status. ("Working Properly" it says)

After every singe one of these changes the result is still the same.

Any advice as to how I can re-install the Windows XP OS by either fixing this cd-rom problem or by any other means?

Thanks in advance,
Maurice

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by TheChas In reply to Cannot boot from cd rom

First off, you have me confused.

Unless you have an error, or I am missing something, you are attempting to use an Office XP CD to install Windows XP.

If so, no-can-do.

The Office CD is NOT a bootable CD because you cannot run the Office installer from a DOS boot.

You need an actual Windows XP Operating System CD if you wish to perform a clean installation of Windows XP on your system.

Chas

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