I am attempting to do a fresh install of xp pro. The problem is the pc doesn't recognize the cd and instead goes directly to the hard drive after it asks if I want to boot off of the cd. I have been in the bios and made every boot option the cd i.e. the hard drive is not even a boot option. I have no reason to believe the cd drive or the cd itself are defective. Any suggestions and help are much appreciated. Thanks in advance. Withoutaclue PS I was thinking about using an external enclosure and reformatting the hard drive with another machine.