Help! unable to boot with windows bootable cd.

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Microsoft Windows XP
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PLease help friends, I have SATA Installed in my system with windows Xp installed in it already. I just want to format my drive and do a fresh installation of windows Xp in my system. I have bootable windows XP CD with me but i am not able to boot my system with it. I have checked the booting sequence in CMOS setup, there is no problem with that. Windows bootable cd that i have is fine, cause it is booting the other systems fine. Cd drive installed in my system is also perfectly working fine, cause i can easily boot with the linux CD, its just windows bootable cds which are not letting me boot into the windows setup. It reaches the screen where it says "VARIFYING DMI POOL DATA.....BOOT FROM CD:" and then instead of prompting me to "press Enter Key" to boot from CD, it boots from the hard disk in which windows XP is installed, which i want to format/overwrite.[Br itxtvisited="1" />please advice the solution.

Software/Hardware used:
Windows Xp, Amd Athlon 3.5 Ghz Processor on Gigabit Board

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well you stated that the cd is fine did you check your bios setting on the sequence of booting in order to boot your cd is make sure dvd/cd-rom on boot sequence is first, since im assuming that your boot sequence is like this 1st-cd/dvd 2nd-hard drive 3rd-other devices, you can temporarirly disable the hard drive on the cmos to make sure it boots on the cd/dvd rom and lastly checked your cmos settings that may hamper booting process of the windows xp cd . i hope i answered your questions

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  • Archangels05
    I have tried that earlier, but it didnt work, system will be able to boot with linux bootable cd/dvd, but not with any of the windows bootable disk. bios setting is also checked properly, no issue with that. please help..!!!
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