Does your BIOS allow booting from the CD???
Where did you format the drive and how did you do it???
If it is NOY Windows XP that you want to install, you need to get a boot floppy disk.
Let us know more. Byh then someone will give you more details.
I am trying to set up a blank hard drive for use on a computer which has none, I reformatted a drive to put into it, but now I can't get my cd drive to install an operating system, I am still new to all this and learning as I go, if anyone has a suggestion, or pointers,or general help, Please, help. Thanks