It does go to BIOS SetUp and runs cd-rom when I insert operating system installation cd.
The problem is:
when i start the laptop, there's very strange noice going around the hard disk and it shows the following error in red
"Hard drive not installed...
If operating system not found...
re-installl hard drive...
Hit any button to exit"
And when i click any button, it tries to go the windows, I guess. But it shows another error: " PXE-EX61 Media test failure, check cable. Operating system not found"
i have my own 2000 as well as XP. And when I insert one of them, it kinda does what an installation cd of the OS does. but it stops and no movement, stuck, after saying "Setup is starting windows"
I would really appreciate if any could help me., please. My finals are coming soon, and i need this laptop everytime. it's like part of my body.