Setting the BIOS to Check the CD Drive When Booting
The Western Digital hard drive has not been partitioned or formatted and has no software on it.
When you start your system for the first time, youll probably receive a message that the computer couldnt find a bootable disk or an operating system (unless you already put the Windows CD in the CD tray).
Your computers BIOS specifies the search order that your computer uses to find a bootable operating system (Figure 132). This system seeks an operating system first from the floppy drive, second from the hard drive, and third from a CD. You can enter BIOS to change it so that the CD drive is checked before the hard drive, if you find that desirable.
Because there wasnt a floppy disk in the floppy drive, no operating system was found there. Then, the computer examined the hard drive, which is brand new, and it didnt find an operating system. Then, the computer examined the CD drive and found no operating system, because there was no CD in the tray. The result is that no operating system can be found.
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