After reading around the internet I think to get into your BIOS it will be F2 key on your keyboard. Please bear in mind that you need to pres the F2 key as soon as your computer starts so that it can go into bios.
Once it is in you need to look for Boot up option and make the CD/DVD as 1st Boot option.
I am afraid I could not find any screen shots for you so I can't really help you on Screen shots side.
Once you are in Bios change the Boot up option to
2: Hard Drive
And then save the settings. Restart your machine and keep the CD/DVD into the CD/DVD Rom Drive.
I DID IT! Windows XP has been reinstalled. I have another problem, though...windows doesn't acknowledge the modem and I'm unable to get online.
I went back through the screen shots you posted and the partition ones were a little different for me, but I think I did it right. Also, I have not registered with Windows as I'm unable to get online. As for the modem problem all my troubleshooting efforts led me to most of the results saying to contact the modem manufacturer. I also have a "drivers and utilities" cd that I've tried to install in the same manner you posted above thinking that would solve the problem, but it didn't seem to do anything. I can find it under the "accessories" file as "Resource CD".
When I go under device manager, the modem isn't even listed there. I think I figured out how to get to the drivers installed from the disc, but it requires being connected to the internet which I can't do because it says there's no modem. Arghhh! Maybe a hammer will help...(just kidding) :)
Woo hoo! I went back into the device manager and was able to reinstall the driver like you said. I didn't notice the exclamation points until you pointed that out. So I am back online on my own computer!!! Thank you so much!
Okay, here's my next problem and I promise I'm done. There's no audio and the screen resolution is super low. When I went into display to change the settings it's locked and doesn't let me adjust anything. So I went back to the device manager and there are three other things with exclamation points: ethernet controller, multimedia audio controller and video controller. When I tried to update/reinstall these as I did with the modem, the Hardware Update Wizard said they could not be installed because it could not find the necessary software.
Hello, right we need to do the similar thing with Ethernet Controller, Audio and Video Controllers.
1: Insert the drivers CD/DVD into the CD/DVD ROM drive
2: Click My computer ---> CD/DVD Drive
3: Once into the CD/DVD Drive, look for Drivers folder and look for Realteck Audio Driver and ATi/nVidia Graphics Driver.
Please run everything under Drivers Disk and once you click on each one it tells you what the driver is for. That is the easiest thing I can think of to get everything installed (you don't need to go to Device Manager just double click on each file from the CD/DVD).