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i am about to install linux on an XP system but XP wont boot from the CD or anything else. It also wont let me into the BIOS. i kept pressing ESC as it booted but it just kept loading!!!. How can i get into BIOS to tell how to boot from CD??
does it tell you what to press at bootup to get into the BIOS ?? if its esc, try to repeatedly press it until it comes up with the BIOS settings. other than that, that is really the only way to setup to boot from CD. If its already set to boot to CD, it might be a bad disk.
no, i said that i already tried to keep pushing ESC. When you first turn on the computer it displays the Hewlett Packard logo like 2 seconds the it display The Windows XP logo with a bar that moves back and forth saying loading. after 5 seconds windows is booted up and has the screen that asks for user name and password.
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Try booting with win XP install disc, or any other bootable disk just to check if it's a BIOS not booting from CD or if it's a bad CD. In either case you might want to try starting the installation with floppies.