i cannot boot from my cd-rw drive
Posted on 2004-10-30
I am trying to do a clean install of windows xp on my dell 4100 currently running windows me... my internal samsung cd-rom/dvd drive (drive d) has not worked for a year or so, so i rely on my generic internal cd-rw drive (drive e) for all my cd needs....i inserted the windows xp installation cd in my cd-rw and then i re-booted my pc...it went straight to my hard drive, skipping my cd-rw drive...my boot sequence options only list "ATAPI CDROM, FLOPPY, ARMD-FDD, ARMD-HDD, IDE-HDD"...my 1st boot device is ATAPI CDROM, any my 2nd is IDE-HDD...there is no option for the CD-RW...how can i get my pc to boot from the cd-rw? thank you in advance. nestor.