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How do i boot up a compaq presario off of win xp cd?

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Google " hirens boot cd" download and burn it, insert the burnt dc into your computer and power on. In the hires boot dc menu there should be a "boot windows xp" option.

nearly all the functionality of an installed copy but without the hassle of installing an operating system and setting it up.

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Insert the windows xp bootable cd and restart the computer and when it shows "press f10 to enter setup" quickly press the f10 key...Now you will come to bios ,now there check the bootable device configuration..the cd rom should be first and then the hard drive.Be sure to check the cd rom as the first boot drive and then save the bios and restart the computer.After you reboot it should boot from the windows xp cd ...........
 

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First insert your cd in the cd/dvd drive and then simply restart the computer and it will boot automatically. If it does not boot automatically then go to boot menu and select cd/dvd to the first in the booting order. It will then boot automatically.

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