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Recovery CD WIN XP

I have a recovery CD from a Dell for Windows XP - though my computer is a Compaq Presario. How can I get the computer to Boot from the CD. I am a MAC guy, trying to fix a PC.

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Upon startup, quickly hit Delete; this will get you into the main BIOS menu - check with Compaq's documentation, and the BIOS documentation for specifics, but generally you want to format a FAT32 partition

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If it is Vista, you would need to do a recovery.


If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
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Is it a restart with a blue screen? Is it XP?
If it is XP do the following:
Boot the laptop with a Win XP cd.
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