I'm trying to install Windows 2000 on my COMPAQ Presario 6000, but it will not allow me to boot from CD.
My hard disk is formatted.
The BIOS boot order is set to CD, Floppy and then Hard Disk.
It even states that it is attempting to boot from CD-ROM drive, but I just get an invalid system disk message.
I have Windows 2000, Win XP Home and Win XP Pro CD's and none of them will boot on this machine.
I have went through every setting in the BIOS setup and have tried pressing a number of different keys during boot. No good.
What is the secret with COMPAQs and booting from CD?
Is my BIOS corrupted or is it some secret COMPAQ handshake that I'm not doing right?