I am a relative newcomer to this field so please bear with me if I get the terminology wrong.
I have just finished putting together a system from a variety of old and new bits. I previously formatted the disc to NTFS as I intend to load XP Home on it and have fitted brand new CD-Rom and floppy drives for which I have the driver discs. My problem seems to be that the CD-ROM is not working because the driver is not loaded and therfore I cannot proceed to load XP. I do not have a boot disc and am not sure if this would help. Is there anyway around this, probably, very simple problem?
I had the BIOS set to boot from the CD, however I cannot get any output at all from the CD unit. It will not even eject. I have checked the power supply cable and it appears to be letting power through. The floppy is working okay.