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How change bootable device?

How can I change the bootable Divice from H.D.D to DVD? I want to boot my apple from the bootable dvd for solving my problem. It doesn't boot the Mac,it only boots Windows XP.
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You can do this one of two ways

1. with the DVD in the laptop hold down the option button as the computer is starting this will bring you to a menu where you can your boot device.

or

2.With the laptop powered off again with the DVD in
Press the powerbutton and hold down the "c" key this will boot directly to the DVD

***It sounds like you have your boot device in the system preferences set to your XP disk. You can fix this once you boot the mac partion by selecting System Preferences then selecting Startup Disk and choosing the disk you want to boot the drive with.

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Go to boot option..then stadard cmos feature..then select the 1st boot device as cdrom

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