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I have a IBM Thinkpad 760EL.I just installed a new hard drive and I can't get it to boot from the CD rom drive. I also can not figure out how to get into the Bios. I would like to put Windows XP on this computer but can't get it to boot anything. I only have a CD Rom drive. Haven't been able to find a floppy drive anywhere on the net, so I'm stuck with a CD drive. Please help, this computer is for my Granddaughter.

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You normally enter the BIOS by pressing either F2 or delete. It normally also tells you on the boot screen ( to enter setup press XX )

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