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Cannot boot from CD (XP Pro)

By demonicus
Aug 12, 2005
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  1. Wanted to do an XP Pro Repair, but my system will not boot from the CD. Tried looking around the CMOS but was afraid I might screw things up. Running a P4 VelocityMicro. Sorry if this is a problem often covered before. Thanks.
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    You need to change the boot- or start-sequence in BIOS.
    Set it to (floppy)-CD-Harddisk or when they use drive-letters: (A)-X-C, where X is the letter of your CD-rom (could be D or E etc.)
    A=floppy, C=harddisk

    Save the settings, insert the XP-CD and reboot. You will be asked to 'Press any key to boot from CD' or something like that. If you miss it, reboot again.
     
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