the cd I bought is designed to let the computer boot off of it long enough to install the operating system. the computer I have is a compaq evo desktop and has nothing on the hard drive. i bought it from a blind and deaf charity organization off of ebay where they have to erase everything so you cant pull anything off the computer from the previous owner. originally the computer was booting off the cd for a short time and would show the desktop even. but then it would stop spinning the cd in the drive after a while and the computer would do just nothing at all. so I kept having to restart the computer by holding the power button. over and over again. linux never got installed. now when I try to boot the cd it doesnt even reach the desktop. is there something Im doing wrong. does anyone know what I am suppossed to do? Ive been waiting for this computer for so long and now it wont work so I feel bad. I just want to have a computer of my own. if I dont boot off the cd the computer says error 22 and does nothing. I dont have a windows xp disk. please tell me what to do. maybe I have to make a partition or something. also [email protected] in compatibility mode tells me everything fails due to no user id. which it didnt used to happen.