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I made a startup disk and reformatted the hd, but i cannot get files and directories installed from the original bootable cd. what do i need to do?

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It's possible that it could be the CD-ROM drive itself or the boot sequence. Check the BIOS boot order and or other bootable CD/DVD's. Post back

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