Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: U.P. of Michigan
If the OS is on one of those CDs, it MIGHT work. It all depends on if it's a regular install CD, or just an 'image' of the HD (sometimes called a "Recovery" CD.) If it's an image, you will most likely need a HD AT LEAST as big as the original to get it to work. If it's a standard Windows install, there should be no issues, unless you have other issues with the hardware, or the CD is damaged some-how.
If you have any specific errors that come up, let us know. First question, Is the computer even booting from any of the CDs?