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    Problems with Installing

    I'm at a total loss on what to do here.

    Computer is a HP Pavilion 6746C with nothing installed on it (I used DBAN to erase the harddrive) in preparation to install Windows 2000 on it. I have the four bootdisks.

    Here is what happens. The computer will boot to the floppies and go through all four of them just fine. When it comes time to load Windows from the CD-Rom, it keeps coming back with an error message "Setup could not detect CD-Rom. Press F3 to exit installation".

    This computer only has one CD-Writer installed on it. It does not have a separate CD-Rom drive. I've tried using WinXP home bootdisks instead hoping they would recognize the drive, connecting a CD-Rom drive from a different computer, and just putting the Recovery disks in but so far no luck.

    If anyone can provide guidance on what to do, I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks.
    Pooja

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    Re: Problems with Installing

    Have you checked in BIOS to see if the CD-ROM has been detected? Also while your in BIOS check and make sure your CD-Rom is setup properly in the Boot Sequence.
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    Re: Problems with Installing

    Yes, I have indeed. The BIOS is set to boot to CD-Rom (which has been detected), Floppy (also detected) and then the hard drive. I checked the setup in the boot sequence and switched it from slave to master. Hasn't worked so far.

    Is there a difference between what W2k recognizes as a CD burner as opposed to a CD-Rom?

    Thank you for the reply. Pooja

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