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Assembelled Computer does boot to format

Sir i have a computer having two cd drives, one is writer other reader, when i try to boot the computer from win XP disc it does not boot, i even changed the "boot from->Advanced" setting in CMOS but still it does not boot, one of my friends suggested that there may be a boot sector virus or bad sectors on disc so it does not boot, please suggest me a solution for this

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In Bios check for the option 'First boot drive 'and there select the drive which you will use when booting ..Now insert the bootable cd in that drive and it will boot............
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