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    Formatting my new computer for the first time (just XP home)

    theres no option to "press x to boot", but theres a press F8 for BBS popup which seems to bring up the right thing where you select device to boot.

    after i press my CD drive which has the disk in it just beeps and starts up windows normally though

    ive tried 2 different disks

    any ideas?
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    You have to go into BIOS settings, and select the CD-ROM as the first device to boot. Save setting and exit.

    I know what you mean by the BBS popup thing but that does not seem to work for me too the last time I tried.
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    (Original post by Dhanoo)
    You have to go into BIOS settings, and select the CD-ROM as the first device to boot. Save setting and exit.

    I know what you mean by the BBS popup thing but that does not seem to work for me too the last time I tried.
    yeh it is saved as my first device to boot, got no idea what to do to fix this
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    Hmm... either there is a problem with your CD/DVD-drive or that your disc is not bootable.

    Last time, I tried installing Windows 7 and I couldn't get it to boot, some kind of error appeared. I later found out the DVD-drive has reading problems.

    If your motherboard supports USB booting, you could try installing Windows from a USB pendrive.
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    (Original post by Dhanoo)
    Hmm... either there is a problem with your CD/DVD-drive or that your disc is not bootable.

    Last time, I tried installing Windows 7 and I couldn't get it to boot, some kind of error appeared. I lather found out the DVD-drive has reading problems.

    If your motherboard supports USB booting, you could try installing Windows from a USB pendrive.
    right this is really weird

    i have my old PC here, and just tried the disk, the same thing happens. so i figure its the disk. then i burn another bootable disk with a different iso file incase its that, still doesnt work.

    andddddd, my new pc now will not even start up without one of these disks inside it, only when i put one in it lets me onto windows like this

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    right ive wiped the hard drive on my PC.

    (im now on the old one)

    when i boot up and put my XP disk in it just says "please insert windows disk into drive A"

    i dont even have a drive A!
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    Drive A was traditionally the floppy drive wasn't it? :-S
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    (Original post by Huskaris)
    Drive A was traditionally the floppy drive wasn't it? :-S
    Yeah it was, it's why it isn't really used anymore
 
 
 
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