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Installing windows xp to my computer

When opening my computer to install windows xp it was stated there that boot from cd is failure.but i already insert a cd.and it was stated there that HDD compatibility is disabled.what does it mean?

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Check the BIOS. StartUp from CD should be enabled

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-> if you want me to find the drivers for you, plz state your computer name and model.
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6. Type Y to confirm your selection and then type exit and press ENTER to restart computer.
7. To view other format commands, type format /? and press ENTER at the RC command prompt.

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