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IBM THINKPAD R32 Tryin buttons to boot won't work?

Hi, I try evry button to boot from CD ain't working? LIKE F2 BUTTON F8 Can someone tell me how to boot from cd IBMP THINKPAD R32 INTEL PENTIUM 4 Thank you

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Normally when as you bootup press F12 and you get a list of devices that you can select to boot up.
If the doesn't work go into the BIOS setup and go to the boot order configuration and set the CD as the first boot device. Later you can change it back if you wish.

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I don't mean to disagree with my associate, but DVD players for R series (or T, A, etc) can be found for less than 20.00 US (Ebay is a good example)
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