When the computer starts I push "F2" in order to go to the setup menu and choose "boot from removable drive" or something like that (I pushed enter and nothing seemed to happen) and then save and exit. The computer just runs normally, so I tried all of them (boot from CD/DVD, removable, storage drive, etc.) and the same thing happened. This Time I hit "F10" to go to the boot menu. There were only 3 choices. They were Boot from CD/DVD, run normally from hard drive, and boot from LAN or something like that. I tried boot from CD/DVD and the same as before happens. I later figured that when it is trying to boot from CD/DVD it checks the master CD/DVD drive (the one that's broken). I can't get it to boot from the USB CD/DVD drive.
I later had enough, I spent over a day trying to do this simple thing, so I installed Vista when I was in my account. I tried to restore all my backups but vista wouldn't let me, it said the account is not a backup operator. This can't be, I'm admin! I also ran into a whole bunch of other errors that I'm not going to get into, it's just to much! I want Vista out, I want to install Xp again but I'm back to the first problem, in paragraph two.
I need help, I have a lot of work to do.
Thank you very much
Edited by patdied, 19 May 2007 - 07:30 PM.