I bought my new laptop(Mitac) without operating system. I tried to install windows xp from cd and usb, but it wont boot. I get the "operating system not found" i cheked cd on other laptop and it works fine. I have no idea what to do. I Cheked bios and everything seems fine there too...
1. Boot order in BIOS. When you first turn on your computer it comes up to the BIOS screen prompting for a certain keystroke. If timed correctly, this leads you into the BIOS settings. Once there, use the arrow keys on the keyboard to navigate your way around and find the option for changing the Boot Order. Put the USB/CD-ROM at the top of the list.
2. Make your burned disc bootable. If your using Nero or whichever, make sure you burn the disc with making it bootable. Try testing this bootable disc on another computer if you can.
-I hope that you're using a 32-bit OS, as 64-bit OS's are picky with being installed on a laptop without the OS on it already.
If nothing else works, you could try pulling out the HDD from the laptop and put it into another machine and install the OS on it there and swap it back in (only do this if you know what you're doing).