Posted 09 February 2005 - 11:24 PM
I had a similar problem once - the client couldn't get the CD to work at all to reinstall Windows. A little poking around in the machine's innards, and I found that the CD drive had been replaced, and the person who installed it ignored the blatant "MASTER" on the ribbon cable and put the jumper on "Slave."
Once I put the jumper on the drive where it belonged, the re-install went fine.
But your case sounds a bit different, since you say the CD worked for the first part of the install . . .