Originally Posted by skurk
I havent got any clue, what so ever, of what kind of architecture my computer uses. So any help for that would be great.
Most recent computers use x86-64, also known as AMD64.
Most old computers use x86, which may be called i386, i486, i586 or i686 in various contexts or distributions. All the x86-64 computers will also work if you select the older x86 architecture.
"Please remove disks or other media, and press any key to restart".
I think that means you burned the .iso image onto the CD incorrectly. Some CD burning programs make that process quite confusing.
I assume you downloaded some .iso file. Your CD burning software has an option to copy files or folders to CD. That is not the right thing to do. If you do that to a .iso file, the software will wrap the bootable .iso file into a non bootable .iso and write that to CD, giving the symptom you described.
Your CD burning software has some option to burn an image. I don't know exactly what it is called in your software.
I use ImgBurn, which is free, easy, reliable, and less confusing than many other CD burning programs. I'm using version 22.214.171.124, which has a top level operation window in which "Write image file to disc" is the operation you would want and "Write files/folders to disc" is the equivalent of the wrong operation I think you used in your own program.
The naming of those has varied across versions of ImgBurn, which is a little annoying. But that choice in ImgBurn has never been as confusing I thought it was in Nero, etc.