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changing boot sequence in xp pro

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dagonz, Sep 18, 2004.

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  1. dagonz

    dagonz Thread Starter

    Sep 18, 2004
    I just purchased a computer with xp pro and need to change the boot sequence so to read from the cd drive first. The person i purchased it from forgot the user password so after purchasing it i bought a password recovery disk to correct this problem.I would appreciate any help.Thanks

    I know i need to do this in bios (and know how to do this with windows 98) but not sure how with windows xp pro. are there certain keys to press on powerup that will bring me into bios? Thanks
  2. jamesh2923


    Aug 22, 2004
    The boot sequence is changed in the BIOS
  3. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    yes there are certain keys to press - depends on model - when it boots does it provide a screen to goto setup.
    sometimes f10, or Del key
    post make.model of PC
  4. trickyt


    Jul 13, 2004
    Probably you press the DEL key as you turn the pc on to get to the BIOS. If the BIOS is password protected, just remove the battery from your pc (i.e. from the motherboard), for a while, then retry with the battery back in.
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