Hello. I recently received a secondhand computer (P2 266 mHz) from a friend. It was a windows NT server in its previous life. When I tried to start it, it asks me for ADMINISTRATOR password of which I do not have. I physically removed the hard-drive of this unit and attached it to my other computer as a slave. I then formatted this slave hard-drive. After formatting, I physically re-attached this hard-drive to its original CPU and started the computer. It wont run now. [IMG]http://images.techguy.org/smilies/frown.gif[/IMG]

I want to install windows XP on this hard-drive so I can use it. I tried the CD and the floppy drive on this unit but it is not working entirely as it always boots from the hard-drive of which I believe is now formatted.[IMG]http://images.techguy.org/smilies/confused.gif[/IMG]


You need to get into the bios settings and change the order of the boot drives.

Usually, the initial startup screen says something like "Press DEL to set up computer" or something similar.

Once you get into the settings, find the section that lists the boot drive order and put CD-Rom before the C drive.