Optical drive doesn't boot off of a OS install disk
I just installed a new hard drive on a different computer and installed the new OS from CD...worked great...a bit cavalier without a external bootable disk, I guess I was pushing my luck.
This time, different computer same operation, I have a new unformatted HD (seems to work fine) but with no OS on it because the optical drive is spitting out the disk after a few moments with a blinking question mark on the screen.
Any ideas how I can install a OS bypassing the optical drive or how I can test the optical drive to make sure it is the problem.
Thanks for your help
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