Dell Latitude D600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd when trying to install windows!!!

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Dell Latitude D600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd when trying to install windows!!! :(Hello every one ...
basically my dell latitude d600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd am not sure why....
I am trying to install fresh windows in there, I don’t think there is any probe with dos setup everything is fine but to be honest am not 100% sure, so would you guys be able to help....cheers every one.
 

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When you first power up the computer,start tapping F12 and
it should take you to a boot menu.
Select the CD drive and hit enter.
Then,watch the screen for "press any key to boot to CD" and
hit a key.
 

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Did that already and it’s not working this is why I posted this thread!
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Couple of questions:

This CD, is it a factory restore CD from Dell, or a store-bought XP CD, or a CD you copied or made yourself, e.g. a slipstreamed CD?

If you insert the CD while still in Windows, does it autostart?

Oh, and have you tried it in another computer? Just enough to see if you get the "Press any key..." message - not to try any kind of installation.
 

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Hello
The CD is made by myself I tested that CD and installed windows xp on other computers without a probe, yes thou it dose auto run the CD when I am already in windows, but as
I said it won’t boot at the start so I can format and install windows xp.
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Does your computer recognize other boot CD's (if you have one)? If it does, then it may be just this CD. It's happened to me with slipstreamed CD's - they work in some computers and not others.
 

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hmmmm am not so sure about this part so i well try and make a diffrent cd and try it out.... cheers mate
 

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nop its not working still..... any one can help i still cant solve this :(
 
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