XPpro on start up i get "Boot from ATAPI CD rom failure" I have a CD rom and a DVD/CDRW combo i have checked the jumpers the DVD is the master and CD slave, It then gives me three or four options safe mode normal start etc
This was one possible solution offered in one forum (found from click here):
Look through all your BIOS settings for an option to "wake-on-LAN" or "boot from LAN" or "Boot from Network"... something along those lines. Disable it, save your BIOS changes and reboot. The error you are getting is caused by the PC looking for a boot device (HD, or floppy, or CD) and not finding it, then attempting to boot from a network. Also, confirm your hard drive is recognized correctly in BIOS.
PS Edit: If drive(s) is not recognized properly, double check that you have the correct cables, and that the correct ends are plugged in (ATA-66/100 cables... the blue connector has to be plugged into the mobo controller socket. On floppy cable, then end closer to the twisted section gets plugged into the floppy drive, and the red wire is oriented to PIN 1... usually PIN 1 is oriented toward the middle of the floppy drive case, not toward the outside edge).
(to get in the BIOS i had to press Del at start up) I could not find anything to do with Lan or network the pc was used as part of a network. Here is some of the things in there:- first boot device CDROM second....Floppy third....HDD-0 Boot other devices...Enabled APIC MODE...Enabled A couple of CPU ones enabled quick power on self test...enabled