New XP system only comes with restore CD, have taken an image when all my programmes were transfered from my old machine. Will I need a boot disk as the BIOS is set for floppy, C drive then CD-ROM. Thanks TR
I agree with Spikeychris that booting to a drive image is a good idea if needed. However, pc moron's suggestion that you might need to change your bios to boot from CD first needs a little more detail form you please - is your a Packard Bell [with a red floppy disk]? If so, then you shouldn't do this as the disk instructs the bios to load from your hidden partition where the drivers etc. are loaded. The CD normally carries the 'free' software that was issued with the PC - such as Microsoft Works any other titles that would have been included.
To ensure that you are given the correct detail, who is the manufacturer of the PC?
Again, pc moron could be perfectly correct - but this needs to be checked BEFORE you change the bios just in case [although any changes can usually be reversed!]
No it's an emachines from Curry's. The BIOS is completely different from my old Tiny PC which was easy to understand and change the boot order. I'm struggling to even find the boot order to change it, any help? TR