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    Default How to get Disc for Operating System to Install

    This is probably one of the most rudimentary questions you will see on this forum.
    I purchased a Gateway Solo laptop in a yardsale - the operating system had been taken off of the computer.
    I found an old Windows Microsoft 2000 disc (there are actually 2 discs) that I want to install on the computer.
    I have tried just inserting the disc w/the computer on... I tried
    powering off the computer and holding down alt,ctrl,delete while powering on.... I tried powering off and holding down the esc key while powering on... and a few other keys.... but nothing seems to get the disc running.
    Help! I am not sure what I am suppose to do!

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    Have you tried just inserting the disk and powering up, without entering any commands. The BIOS hopefully set to boot from the CD and that CD are bootable disks.

    If not you need to find how to enter the setup, so you can change the boot order

    Cheers

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    Yeah I have tried that. I appreciate your answering my post by the way!
    I do know how to enter into the set up screen.... I see several lines that mention the boot.... Here are the settings.
    Boot Sequence: A then C
    Quiet Boot: Disabled
    Quick Boot: Enabled
    What do I need to change about these?

    Thanks Again!

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    If your BIOS setup only has A and C as an option (no option for CDROM), you will have to install Windows 2000 from a boot disk.

    Try the following link (you will need 4 formatted floppies):

    How To Create Setup Boot Disks for Windows 2000
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/197063/EN-US/