How can I install windows without a CD-ROM?

Question

I have a compaq armada 4120, it has been formated but I can't reload windows. I have a floppy drive but no cd-rom. I have an external cd-rom but it isn't recognized.

Answer

This question was answered on March 25, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Because you have no CD ROM, you will not be able to load windows Since you have no Operating System installed, then there are no drivers to recognize the external CD ROM.

What you will need to do is possibly purchase an internal CD ROM for your PC so that you will be able to install a Windows Operating System on your PC.

The other option which may be a long shot (literally), if you are trying to avoid purchasing a CD ROM, is to have the installation CD copied to a floppy disk so that you will be able to install the Operating System for your PC and the drivers for your external CD ROM.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 25, 2004