Originally Posted by Atomic Rooster
Hmm. . .
Set the DVD drive as the first boot device in the BIOS. Insert the XP CD into the drive and reboot. After the post screen, you should see a prompt telling you to press any key to boot to CD. You should then be able to format and partition the drive an install the OS.
This is one ive the things im confused about what does it mean when it just repeats the message No boot device detected reboot or insert boot device and press any key to continue... i press keys and the cd drive starts spinning but it just repeats that message every time i press a key
So does that mean the CD drive is faulty? because it should start up either with a hardrive or with wouldn't it? also I'm sure the drive is working as ive flashed the bios with the DVD my motherboard came with, and the windows xp CD isn't unreadable as my mac can see all the files that pop up.