hello and please help me

By 02jwade
Sep 21, 2005
  1. hi im new here and i dont know what this will come under

    a while ago my sister bought a ex-display hp pavilion, (im not sure what type because on the front it says 710 but on the back theres a sticker saying 700) anyway it got a virus and would no longer start up properly it kept restarting when loading up.

    so she has now given me it because i thought i could fix it :D so i put a new hard drive & a windows cd in but when i try to use it it says 'INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER' :hotouch: even though ive put the windows disk in the drive it wont work.

    what do i need to do????????
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I`m assuming that you`re Windows cd is either 2000/Xp

    You need to go into the bios, and set the boot priority to Floppy drive(if applicable), cd-rom, hard drive.

    Put your Windows disk in the cd drive, and save and exit bios.

    When your computer reeboots, you will see a message that says " press any key to boot from cd". Just press any key, and Windows will start from the cd.

    Follow the on screen instructions.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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