First, is your computer a Dell?
It sounds like bios is set up to have a floppy drive as the first boot device.
You need to boot into bios, and change the boot order.
Reboot, and choose f12.
You will need to find the screen for changing the boot order.
Since there are different bios utilities, I can't tell you where it would be located in your
bios. Use the up/down arrow keys to navigate bios, hit enter to get to that section.
Look for something that says boot order.
You can make your cd drive or your hard drive the first boot device.
After making the change, you should see something that tells you which key to use to exit and save the change.
When asked, hit y to save it, hit enter.
Your system should reboot.
Let us know if this works.
It sounds complicated, and if you've never done it before it can be intimidating.
But it's something that needs to be done.
If cd or hard drive is already set as the first boot device, hit esc. You can exit, and if asked if you want to save anything, use the n key.
edit to add: if you want someone to guide you through the set up process, write down the name of the set up utility.
A person familiar with it can give you step by step instructions.
Edited by Queen-Evie, 22 April 2009 - 06:24 PM.