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Can't boot from CD. When I attempt to boot from the CD I get the screen that says "Boot from CD" and the flashing cursor unfortunatly my mouse and keyboard are not enabled so I can't tell it to boot. If I boot without the CD it will proceed past the Welcome Screen and my Key Board and Mouse work but all I'm able to do is get the Task Mgr so I can tell it to Restart or Shut Down. I've tried another USB port and another Key Board but that doesn't help. I'd gladly re-Install the whole OS if I could. Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks.

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Keyboards and mice that use the USB interface will require drivers to operate and therefore not work before Windows has loaded. If you can, run the CD from the "My Computer" window, but it sounds like you are having problems, so you should go somewhere with cheap or old electronics (frys electronics, Charity store) and get a keyboard or mouse with a P2 connector , which is recognizable as a round green or purple (sometimes not colored) connector with (I believe) 9 pins on it. Hopefully your computer has the connections for these on the back (likely above other connectors), these will work before the computer has loaded Windows. Hope this helps.

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