HelloI am in the process of upgrading my daughters PC.After installing the new hard drives I want to install Win 2000 but the CD Rom is dead...so booting from CD will be inefectual.I have an external cd/dvd writer/reader....would the machine look on the dvd for boot instructions automaticaly if I just connected it up and disconnected/uninstalled the dead CD rom?Thank you.eden
I don't think it will, as BIOS doesn't "power-up" USB devices until an operating system is loading.
In which case I will have to install a new CD rom drive...yes?But doesnt an operating system have to be installed in order to get such things recognised by the machine.A case of chicken and egg.Any suggestions as to how I should proceed?Many thankseden
You will need to install a new cd-rom drive. The BIOS recognises it, so not having a Operating System installed doesn't make any difference.
Oh goodyThank you all for your help.eden
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