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Kevlar19

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I have an old Windows XP computer. I'm trying to boot from a CD. In the advanced BIOS setup I change the boot order to have the CD drive boot first but it still doesn't. I even changed all the boot devices to CD and it still doesn't do it. Any ideas?
 

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are you sure the CD is a boot CD and can boot up OK ?
 

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whats the make and model of the PC _ it should be just a matter of changing the boot order as you have done...
some PCs do have a F key which allows you to select the boot device - but maybe theres a fault on the Drive ....
 

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This a very OLD computer. The tower says "reliable computer", thats all. Where would I look in the system to get that info?
 

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I right clicked on computer, went to properties, but it doesn't tell me make and model
 
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Model:

* Go to Start > Accessories > Command Prompt
* Type, wmic computersystem get model
* Press Enter

Make:

* Go to Start > Accessories > Command Prompt
* Type, wmic computersystem get Manufacturer
* Press Enter
 

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helpful, the system won't allow me to do those commands because i cannot log on as an administrator. The pc was donated to us and we don't know the admin password. And because I don't have administrator rights, I can't install new programs.
 
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