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PC will not boot from CD drive

PC is a Dell Dimension 4100.

Attempting to do a fresh install of Windows XP Pro
Went into BIOS and reset boot order so CD drive is first. Both CD and DVD drives are operating OK. Tried to boot from both XP Pro and Windows ME CDs. Tried both CDs in both drives.

Neither one works.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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Download the six winxp install floppies,,from bootdisk.com and install that way.
Your PC was not meant for XP it was meant for Millenium at most.
But if you load through floppies and then use the cd you should be OK

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