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Dell D600 CD/DVD boot problem

I can't make the XP retail cd to boot by himself it always end up going in Windows XP... Well i changed the settings in the bios, the cd/dvd rom read like 3 sec then go back to loading windows like it dosen't really care. Well i would have tried to disable the Hard Drive but it won't really let me try.

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  • Valc_Kyard Sep 21, 2008

    Trying to format and have fresh install ^^'

  • Valc_Kyard Sep 21, 2008

    Just trying to get a fresh install ^^'

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Looks like you already have Win XP install on ur machine....why you need to boot by using cd? do u want to reformat your pc or upgrade it?

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