Just installed a new DVD/CD RW. Switch on pc and get message "Searching for boot record from floppy...not found" and "insert boot disk in A". I don't have a boot disk; where do I go from here? Help!(OS is ME)
A couple of suggestions that will only take a short time to try.
firstly check that you have not left a non-system disk in the floppy drive as this will cause similar messages to the ones you have.
Secondly, try and boot up from a boot disk. This will then allow you to check if the hard drive ( and the cd etc) can be accessed ( type C: then hit return key then type dir then return key and contemnts of hard drive should be displayed). If the hard drive cannot be accessed then try the bios to see if it has been detected there. If not then auto detect to see if it is picked up.
if still no joy then it is probably a bad connection as suggested earlier.
You should set the DVDrw to Slave on the jumper at the back of the drive before you connected the drive. they are both, That is if the are on the same cable Hard Drive and DVDrw set to Master. The Hard Drive Sould be on Master and the DVDrw set to slave on the same cable