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Trying to boot from windows CD and not working

I have a problem when trying to boot from windows xp cd. when i select enable boot logging, it doesnt give me the optio to boot from the cd, it just shows me the current OS (xp) that i have installed. i went to BIOS setup & i selected ATAPI CD-ROM as 1st boot device. then i have ARMD-FDD, ARMD-HDD, IDE-HDD, Floppy & Disabled. i don`t know what to do.. please help!

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If its the full windows xp cd by booting it from the cd drive it will erase everything and ask if you want to upgrade or advanced install I think. Your correct in choosing the atapi cd-rom as 1st boot device. The cd should be in the drive on startup. IDE is the type of hard disk drive. I'm guessing the FDD stands for floppy disk drive which you might not have that many but you have that many bay windows available.

Put disk in, shut down computer, Start computer and it should give you the xp disk contents. Be aware of data loss though.

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i`ve tried that already. and it starts the OS normally, it doesnt boot from the cd, like it doesnt recognize it or something

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    its ok if i loose all the info! that`s what i want! format th pc...

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If its the full windows xp cd by booting it from the cd drive it will erase everything and ask if you want to upgrade or advanced install I think. Your correct in choosing the atapi cd-rom as 1st boot device. The cd should be in the drive on startup. IDE is the type of hard disk drive. I'm guessing the FDD stands for floppy disk drive which you might not have that many but you have that many bay windows available.

Put disk in, shut down computer, Start computer and it should give you the xp disk contents. Be aware of data loss though.

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