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November 27, 2013 6:58:27 AM

Hello.I have installed Ubuntu 13.It worked fine for about a week when the sound stopped working.So I decided to install windows XP back,but the setup won`t start.BIOS,boot order and all of this is configured properly,but when I put the CD in,it just skips the setup(Nothing appears) and boots to Ubuntu.Sometimes(really rarely)the GRUB thing appears.Please help :( 

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a b 5 Linux
November 27, 2013 10:09:53 AM

There is something wrong with your Windows XP disk. Linux cannot prevent your computer from booting off CD/DVD.
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November 27, 2013 11:09:38 PM

Alabalcho said:
There is something wrong with your Windows XP disk. Linux cannot prevent your computer from booting off CD/DVD.

Well,I used that CD even before I installed Linux and it worked.I also tried windows 8 one,but it does not work.The same thing happens.

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a b 5 Linux
November 27, 2013 11:20:37 PM

Like he said, Linux can't prevent a cd/dvd startup. Not doesn't, can't. Only the BIOS can do that. Your problem is either you have two bad CDs or there is a problem with your cd/dvd player.

Go ahead and boot to Ubuntu and try opening the two cd's dvd's. Then you'll know where lies the problem.

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a b 5 Linux
November 27, 2013 11:25:52 PM

And if they don't open check another music or whateve else you got to be sure. If the music opens and not the others then you know the player is ok if none open then it's likely the player.
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a b 5 Linux
November 28, 2013 12:04:52 AM

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It worked fine for about a week when the sound stopped working.


You may also want to check this.
All sound stopped working or just certain sounds? You can test the sound by right clicking the sound icon next to the clock and open settings.

If you connect to the internet you probably should stay away from re-installing XP as in a couple of months it will no longer be supported by MS and will be more susceptible to attacks. I'd either fix the Ubuntu or go with 8 if I were you.

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November 28, 2013 12:08:06 AM

I think once you change your cd and dvd rom .may b its a solution.
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November 28, 2013 3:29:26 AM

stillblue said:
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It worked fine for about a week when the sound stopped working.


You may also want to check this.
All sound stopped working or just certain sounds? You can test the sound by right clicking the sound icon next to the clock and open settings.

If you connect to the internet you probably should stay away from re-installing XP as in a couple of months it will no longer be supported by MS and will be more susceptible to attacks. I'd either fix the Ubuntu or go with 8 if I were you.



ALL the sounds stopped playing.I know that XP will not be supported too.
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November 28, 2013 3:31:56 AM

stillblue said:
Like he said, Linux can't prevent a cd/dvd startup. Not doesn't, can't. Only the BIOS can do that. Your problem is either you have two bad CDs or there is a problem with your cd/dvd player.

Go ahead and boot to Ubuntu and try opening the two cd's dvd's. Then you'll know where lies the problem.



I have 2 disk drives.
My DVD recognises windows XP and 8 setup disk and plays music too.
My CD can open its door,but it does not show up in ubuntu.
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a b 5 Linux
November 28, 2013 3:45:55 AM

kookykoopa said:
stillblue said:
Like he said, Linux can't prevent a cd/dvd startup. Not doesn't, can't. Only the BIOS can do that. Your problem is either you have two bad CDs or there is a problem with your cd/dvd player.

Go ahead and boot to Ubuntu and try opening the two cd's dvd's. Then you'll know where lies the problem.



I have 2 disk drives.
My DVD recognises windows XP and 8 setup disk and plays music too.
My CD can open its door,but it does not show up in ubuntu.


Does it show up in the BIOS? Try unplugging it with the computer off (it's a good habit to unplug from the wall as well when inside the computer) and restarting. It sounds as though your system is trying to boot from the wrong drive rather than the one with the installation CD in it or the CD drive is failing.
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a b 5 Linux
November 28, 2013 3:53:52 AM

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ALL the sounds stopped playing.I know that XP will not be supported too.


My experience with computers that stop playing sound after previously working, Linux or windows, is that either the hardware has died or the master volume is muted or set to 0. Right click the sound icon up on your right next to the clock and see what the master sound settings are. Is it speakers or headphones?
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