Boot problem XP Pro

  geocat 20:56 02 Jun 2005

My son left a Sims CD in CD Drive and on boot error message "not correct CD or disk error" (or words to that effect) "please insert correct disk and press any key"
Even after removing this disk I can no longer get past this point unless I reboot and press F11 and then select my hard drive for booting from.
I have tried System restore to no avail.
How do I get the system to automatically select my hard drivewithout having to go through process of pressing F11 etc?

  stalion 21:01 02 Jun 2005

keep tapping del on boot up to go in to the bios search until you find the boot options and set to boot from cd,hard drive then floppy or any other order you want

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:04 02 Jun 2005

Check BIOS is set to boot from HDD.

Press del F2 esc or whatever key you need to eneter setup (message on first screen).

In BIOS select Advanced look for Boot order set 1St boot device to IDE 0
press escape pres F10 to save and exit BIOS

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