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Windows home cd wont boot

Last response: in Windows XP
May 22, 2011 1:38:22 PM

Hello,have Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) on system and have xp home cd and want to change OS to XP- Disk won't boot-went into bios and changed boot order.

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May 23, 2011 3:42:58 AM

Boot press F8 to enter BIOS setup
May 23, 2011 6:55:29 AM

rainso0 said:
Boot press F8 to enter BIOS setup

Incorrect. F8 is to get to the boot options menu of an installed XP system.
The OP can obviously enter BIOS setup as he has stated "changed boot order."


Try poking the F12 key during boot. Some BIOS versions support a boot-choice from pressing F12 at startup.
Some systems, especially older computers, could not boot from CD. Hopefully yours is Boot-CD capable. There may also be IDE port capability issues in BIOS preventing booting from CD.

Give your make & model and some checking will be done to examine possibilities.

May 30, 2011 2:11:31 PM

hp 6910p-- thanks