laptop boot probs

  inapot69 15:44 10 Aug 2007

hello again
my son in law has a laptop which refuses to boot
it says insert system disc and press any key ...nothing
i have tried to reinstall windows onto it but it just comes with same message.
i have tried to boot from disc and it says cannot boot from cd
i have tried my copy of xp home in case his was a little shady...
still same
any ideas.

  jst0076 16:04 10 Aug 2007

If it won't boot from disc you need to change the boot order in the bios. Then you should be able to do a full reinstall and format of the hard drive.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:09 10 Aug 2007

If you format the drive you will lose everything.

first try a remove and refit of the hdd and then see if the drive is recognised.

Go into BIOS and reset boot order to CD then HDD.

See if you can access the drive from a boot CD.

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