do you mean a floppy disk or are you trying to boot with the cd itself?
In either case, check the bios 'boot sequence' area to make sure the first device listed is what you want.
If you need a new floppy bootdisk for ME go to http://www.bootdisk.com and get one. Once you download the .exe file, put a clean floppy disk into the drive, click the .exe file and it will create it for you in about ten minutes.
This bootdisk will give you cdrom support as it boots up the computer.
If you use the format command to wipe the drive clean and start over again, use the following at the A: prompt.
The old command for W95/98 used to be FORMAT C:/S but the /S switch doesn't work for ME so if you had used it, it might be part of your problem.
I am trying to format my maxtor 60gb drive with no success. I have done everything I can think of.
The oddest thing is that no matter what I do I cannot get the cpu to restart with the boot disk. I have tried ctrl+alt+del , restart button, shut down then reboot nothing seems to do it. I got 8 - 10 errors on Windows startup when i tried to reinstall Windows ME on the first shot. Decided to format & reinstall after that.
The last drive I formated had 3.1 on it so there was no problem with it.
Any suggestions would be great.