An old CD-ROM drive that has lost its boot capability. Try a new drive.
Dell Vostro with Windows XP. Won't boot to CD. Windows boots to desktop with no icons, start button or taskbars. If I use CTRL-ALT-DEL and file>new task I can see the DVD drive. If I right click, the eject function works. If I go into disc management, the C: drive shows up as the DVD. I have removed the hard drive and copied the data with the use of an external enclosure. I put a new hard drive in and tried to boot to the CD. Boot priority-NO Medium message appears. I downloaded a new bios after running the hardware diagnostics from BIOS. Error message was 2000-0148. Updated the bios and ran hardware scan again. No errors. Computer still won't boot to CD. When i first received the computer (from a friend), I ran AVG and it removed 122 infected files. I ran a scan again while I had the drive in the external enclosure and removed some more viruses. Any suggestions?