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You need to make changes in BIOS to boot from CD...
press Del / F1 / F2 /Esc key to get into BIOS immediatly after power on the PC....
once u get the BIOS screen...look for boot sequence in the BIOS options..screen one by one...depends on the type of BIOS your MB has....so i cant tell you where it will be....normaly it will be in CMOS setup option....
once you locate that yopu need to make changes using the UP/Down arrow keys and look for the option Boot from CD ROM....then press F10...or use Save and Exit...press Y for Yes to / and make changes to BIOS...
now it should boot from CD Rom....insert a bootable win XP CD disk....
note...some XP disks may not boot from CD rom as they are not bootable disks....so get a bootable WinXP disk.

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When booting, the writing on the black screen should give you a couple of options akin to

Press F2 to edit boot options or
Press "Del" to enter setup. (bios)

You can use either, but you need to set your CD/DVD disk drive as the first boot option.

Posted on May 04, 2010

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