installing xp and cd wont boot

By minsid
Mar 2, 2005
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  1. Friend has a dell latitute laptop with out any cdrom drive or floppy drive.

    They are both external.

    THey both use the same cable to the laptop to work.

    So when the floppy is inserted with a boot disk I cant get the cd rom support to work because computer doens't know cdrom is there (but it is not connected at that moment becuase floppy is connected).

    Also I cant get the cd to boot.

    I tried the original restore cd and also a copy of xp but both dont seem to work. what can I do.

    I tried to bios it to make the cd rom boot first but dont know what happened.

    What can be done
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