Unable to boot from cd

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krocx

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Hi

Im new to linux.

I have removed windows vista completely and installed ubuntu.

I want to install windows XP as my second OS on my machine.

Im unable to boot the winXP cd during startup. I have checked the boot options and boot order as well.

I even couldnt boot from Ubuntu CD now.

Can anyone please tell me a suggestion coz i tried to google but found no solution.

It will be a great help for me........Thanx
 

TerryNet

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You have the optical drive first in the boot order, right? And, what happens? It seems to access the optical drive but doesn't find a bootable disk, or it just goes directly to the hard drive completely ignoring the optical?
 
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When booting most bios's during startup will display a message along the lines "Press F11 for Boot Device." Look for this to manually choose the boot device (Optical CD/DVD Drive).

If you can't find it, try as TerryNet suggested, check your boot order. Enter your BIOS setup and there should be a boot order list. Make sure your CD/DVD drive is listed before your hard drive, then your PC will check the CD/DVD drive for booting before the hard drive every time you start.
 
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The most common key to get the "select boot device" menu, are:
- ESC
- F11
- F12
 

krocx

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Hi sorry for late response

:(

@terry: the system is actually recognising the cd but still its not booting from it...

I tried with other bootable dc's as well but in vain>>>>
 

krocx

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@rkarolak:

i cheked the boot order and cd.dvd is in first place>>>>
 

TerryNet

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Sounding like a problem with the optical drive. See if one or more of those CDs boot on another computer.
 
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Does the DVD drive read discs when you're in Ubuntu? Or is the problem just when booting from a disc?
 
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