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While formating my system I encountered a problem I inserted the win xp cd and I changed first boot device as cd rom in the bios and I cannot boot from the cd please help me

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If the HDD is above 80GB it wont install the WIN 98,WIN98SE
Get the OS with the latest version of service pack available
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If it doesn't boot from cd, temporarily change the cd-rom. Preferably a regular cd-rom or an cdrw.

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Press any key to boot from CD...

Hit enter

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