I'm setting up a new pc, and I have this problem: The motherboard's IDE connector is not bootable, therefore I can not boot from a windows CD/DVD rom (since the dvd drive is IDE). There is only a SATA hard drive on the pc, and the IDE DVD rom drive. There's no floppy drive. The best way I can see in order to install windows on the machine, is to copy the setup files on the hard disk in some way (from the pc i'm sitting at right now), and boot the setup from the hard disk. Now, I have tried simply copying the cd on the hard disk, but that doesn't make the hard disk bootable. I have also tried running a windows installation on that hard disk up to the point where all the setup files are copied on the disk, and then puting it back in the new pc, but that doesn't work either. Any ideas how I can copy the windows installation CD (its XP btw), and make the hard disk boot to the installation?