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How do I restart my computer from the hard drive do I press ALT and F10 or can you tell me how to set up from a XP pro boot disc

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Hi there,

The very common way to start the computer on the desired drive is by pressing the ESC key after the computer reboots/restart on the keyboard.

The computer will display the all the drive connected on your PC, and you will choose the drive number where the drive that you want be the first one to boots up.

Hope this helps.

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If you want to boot setup from xp pro boot disc, you have to go first to the bios/cmos setup of your system, from there check the boot order, if you find that the first boot device is your hard drive change it, make your cd/dvd rom your first boot device and second your hard drive save the setting that you have made and restart your pc, before you restart insert the installation disc, then reboot, from there it will automatically boot in the xp pro set up disc

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