Even after selecting CDROM boot from the Bios this laptop does not want to boot with a "ultimate boot cd" or "Hiren's boot CD" or "Windows XP System Recovery Disc 32 bit". It used to boot with "Hiren" until I set it up to Administrator then it gives me a blincking dash in the top left of the screen and does not do anything. If i take the hard drive off all my boot discs works but as soon as I reconnect the hard drive it gives me this blinking dash in the top left and does not do anything.
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So did you actually use one of these CDs to do something like reset an Admin password? If so, it may have damaged your OS installation. Using those tools is at your own risk. They are not supported by Microsoft, if you are running Windows.
It sounds like your CDs …
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Does your Hard drive boot normally without the CDs?
It does sound like you havent changed the boot order... Did you save changes when you exited the bios?
Usually if no OS is dected on the hard drive you get a message on screen like "Operating system not found" …
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