Having problems with your Compaq Armada E500 Notebook ?

How to install operating system on laptop with now cd-rom drive or floppy

\015 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.\015\012any suggestion ? I purchased a multibay cd/dvd drive but it did not help.\015

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Did you change the '1st boot' drive to the optical drive?\015\012
\015\012If 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.  
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