Can't boot from CDROM

  Man van de maand 10:43 27 Apr 2004

I have reformatted my old (200MMX) HP Pavilion and it will not allow me to re-install Win2k from the CD, I get a code 4 fault. Tried different CD drives and HDs. Yes, it's slow but it worked fine up till now. Any ideas other than not buying big company PCs?

  DJ-Garry 10:44 27 Apr 2004

Check the boot options in the bios.

  Man van de maand 10:50 27 Apr 2004

The BIOS is set to boot from the CD. There does not seem much else I can set.

  lahorie 11:43 27 Apr 2004

This may sound silly but is the Win2k cd bootable??

  Man van de maand 12:14 27 Apr 2004

Not silly at all! I have even reloaded the mirror disk which should have sorted out any motherboard wrinkles and then used the Win2k CD to replace the Win95. Everything is fine until I need to access the CD. I have used the CD before but this is the first time that I have formatted the drive.
By the way, when I look in the BIOS, the CD Characteristics are all zero.

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