First of all Hello as this is my first post
O.K, I have just bought a second hand PC, it has Xp Home installed on the hard drive, working fine. I have XP pro on cd and a spare hard drive so I want to install pro on the spare hard drive So I can use pro normally and then use home if/when I need to.
I booted from cd with my xp pro disk in the CDROM and my spare hard drive on the master IDE ready to install on to, started to install got to the licence key entry part then realised that I didnt have the key so I turned the PC off ready to start again when I found the Xp pro key. Found the key started again and now it wont boot from CD?
it doesnt bring up the "press any key to boot from cd" prompt any more, if I do F8 on start up it brings up the last known good configuration, safe mode etc but still no boot from CD option. I checked the CDROM still works o.k by booting the xp home drive and I can read the XP Pro disk fine through explorer. I then checked the bios and changed the second boot device to be CD, still no joy. maybe I should reset the bios to the original settings which is one of the options, I ran out of time this morning to do that before work but I dont know whether that will work, any other suggestions?