boot problem



Caroline
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
Hi all,

I am having a problem with my computer booting without the windows CD in the
cd player. It keeps asking for a boot device. I have installed and
activated windows on the computer after a friend reformatted it but i don't
know how to make it boot on its own without the CD. Does anyone know how to
fix that. Hopefully its a simple fix.

Cheers,
Caroline

Pegasus \(MVP\)
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
"Caroline" <perrow@uq.net.au> wrote in message
news:%230dAEfmYFHA.3096@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Hi all,
>
> I am having a problem with my computer booting without the windows CD in
the
> cd player. It keeps asking for a boot device. I have installed and
> activated windows on the computer after a friend reformatted it but i
don't
> know how to make it boot on its own without the CD. Does anyone know how
to
> fix that. Hopefully its a simple fix.
>
> Cheers,
> Caroline
>
>

What exactly is the message you see when you boot the PC
without the WinXP CD? Please quote it verbatim!


boot problem