Setup is set to boot from CD, then C. Machine startup stops after displaying that it has found the CDROM drive and the DVD drive. Have reset CMOS to defaults. The HDD (new Maxtor 40 GB) that is connected is without an OS. The CD in one of the drives is the Maxtor HDD setup CD. I've tried it in both drives. Also tried to boot from Windows 2000 CD - wouldn't. The machine is a P-III with 393 MB (no change in that for months) BIOS is Award Modular v4.51PG. (The line below that is W6119 MJ V2.4 021199, if that means anything.)
The only thing I see that I think I've not seen before is the following line:
By SPD Data, Suggested SDRAM CAS Latency Time is " 2 "
This occurs just before the line "Found CDDOM etc"
Any suggestions of things to try will be much appreciated.