I've got a used Compaq system that I'm trying to get up and running (for use as a web server) I personally don't like anything made by HP/Compaq, but it's a friend's old system.
The problem I'm having is any windows XP boot CD that I use will either NOT boot up at all, or will (what seems like) randomly display this error:
CDBOOT: couldn't find NTLDR
I have tried about 4 different CDs and they all do the same thing. This also includes Win2000. But Windows 98SE boot works fine!
I have tried the WinXP and Win2000 CDs on 2 other systems (Desktop and Laptop) and they work fine. (They give me the "press any key to boot from CD...." message)
So this is obviously a problem with the compaq system.
Can anyone help me?
Thanks in advance