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Please help!!!! i am trying to install xp pro on vista. everything in the bios is enabled.when i boot from cd it loads right up as if there is no cd in there. and if i go into once the pc is on the install xp is grayed out. please help me!!!!

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  • kmitchell Jan 31, 2008

    the options that i have in the boot is floppy drive, usb flash,internal hard disk drive, internal optical drive, and network. i am not sure what order they should go in

  • kmitchell Jan 31, 2008

    OMG!!! thank you sooo sooo sooo much. I feel so releaved now. You have no idea how much you have helped me out. thanks a bunch

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  • Goran Veletic May 11, 2010

    Rearagne your boot order in BIOS.

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Hey there kmitchell, you will need to enter the bios setup once more. Look for the boot menu option or the boot seqence option. set the cd as the primary boot and the hardrive as the secondary. Save changes and exit. Your problem should be solved . Good Luck!

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    Hey there kmitchell, internal optical drive first, internal harddrive second. Good Luck!

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Go into bios and change the boot order so that the cdrom is first.

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