I’m not quite understand what you trying to say. , "once installed the Intel disk loads and updates OK" Do you mean the Intel Drivers Disk?
After installing the Operating system why you want to boot from the CD again? I really don’t get it, please clarify.
Hi Span1shUk, yes it was the Intel driver disk
I tried to reinstall XPPro and when this did not work a non operating system Diagnostic disk but neither would boot, F10 selecting DVD activates the drive but nothing happens. I have tried the CD's on other systems and they work fine, I have tried changing SATA ports and a different DVD drive without success, if I disconnect the Hard drive the XPPro CD boots OK.
Hope this helps