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Acer Aspire 5610 again

Hy i've already set my bootable device on my cd drive once i try to boot with any Xp it still dn't give me booting options or even it dn't run !!
NB my 5610Z is on vista

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  • pshyko22 Jul 25, 2008

    I have also the same problem with my Dell Vostro 1400 which is on vista too

  • pshyko22 Jul 28, 2008

    No i want to install XP !!

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Are you trying to boot and run from CD or install XP?

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