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How to install windows xp

Was about 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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Here are some tips:
please open your BIOS setting for boot sequence and make sure your CD drive is indicated as a boot

BIOS must be set to boot from CD before hard drive.
That is, the CD drive should the be in the 1st boot sequence followed by the hard drive (2nd boot device). Then,try to follow the follwing steps:

1.Formatting an XP System Disk by booting from the XP CD is accomplished by loading the Recovery Console by typing R at the first window.
2. After selecting the Windows installation you want to access and typing in the Admin password [leave blank if no password was created] you will see a command prompt.
3. Type Map and press ENTER
4. Note the letter designation of the drive you want to format. [write it down]
5. type format x: /fs:fat32 then press ENTER, where x is the drive letter you want to format. Substitute NTFS or FAT if desired.
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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