Question about Compaq Armada E500 Notebook
I am trying to install windows xp on a compaq armada m 300, with now cd-rom drive or floppy drive. I install a new HD but startup will not go beyond post setup. then I get error message about invalid drive , press ctrl alt del to restart.
any suggestion ? I purchased a multibay cd/dvd drive but it did not help.
Did you change the '1st boot' drive to the optical drive?
If you haven't, you need to enter the BIOS setup and change from C: to whatever your optical drive is named and then change it back once the operating system is installed on the C: drive.
Posted on Oct 11, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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