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    Bootable Win2K CD

    I tried putting my W2K cd in the drive, and turning on the machine...

    It loaded the boot track from the cd, but then switched over to me hard drive...

    How can I get it to *just* run the W2K cd, so that I can do a complete and *clean install... without having to install some other Windows version first?

    Is there something I haven't done with my CD config? Or is it some command I throw to the cd after strtup? Do I need a config file on the CD with drivers etc.?... since it already "saw" the drive while loading the boot track...

    I haven't felt this over my head in some time... Any brave soul's input will be greatly appreciated...

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    Re: Bootable Win2K CD

    When you boot the computer, you should see the message "Press any key to boot from CD....." at which point you mash a key and off you go. Check your system's BIOS settings for the boot order and make sure the CD drive comes before the hard drive.
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    Re: Bootable Win2K CD

    Mark:

    After reading your post, I went back and checked... it didn't say any thing at all of that nature...

    ??

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    Re: Bootable Win2K CD

    In order to boot from the CD you need to have a BIOS that supports this and you need to set the boot order so that the CD comes before the hard disk.

    Can you go into your BIOS setups and see if it is configured to boot from CD

    How do you know that it "Loaded the boot track" from the CD?

    StuartR

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    Re: Bootable Win2K CD

    Stuart:

    The bios dispays a message "bios loaded freom..." at startup.

    Yes, it was/is set to look foor the cd first... that's why it finds the cd for the bios, but then "goes elsewhere" for the rest of startup...

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    Re: Bootable Win2K CD

    I've been running into that problem as I try to do a "clean" install of Win2K on some PC's at work. Finally went into the BIOS and set the CD as the only boot device. Once the install was completed, then I put the hard drive back in as a boot option.

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    Re: Bootable Win2K CD

    I'll give that a shot, John.

    Thanks.

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