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Ok so new Problem with XP, Cant load my Windows CD


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TutMatt3

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When i boot up the computer, It says press any key to continue, and I do, and nothing happens..
I tried it with 2 windows XP cds >_<
Any info?
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What kind of keyboard do you have, USB or PS2? If USB, Legacy USB devices in BIOS Setup may not be enabled.

One way to test is to try to go into BIOS Setup during the early boot by pressing F1, F2, F10 or Del (usually one of those) and see if you get there. If yes then the keyboard works as a BIOS input device so should work for the "Press any key to boot from CD" request. If not then you will need to borrow a PS2 type keyboard to use to get into BIOS Setup and enable Legacy USB devices.
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Good advice :)
Hrmmm, but when i push a buttom, it just freezes, if i dont push anything, it just boots up windows normally...
Also i can go into safemode by pushing f8, so im assuming it should work
Right

(I was able to reformat in the past using this usb keyboard, so idk >_<)
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Perhaps, but F8 for Safe Mode is handled by the XP kernel. The "Any key to boot from CD" is handled by the BIOS. Can you get into BIOS Setup with this keyboard. That would be a more meaningful test.
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Yes I can
Ahhh how much bios scares me :)
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Okay, that's good. What key do you press when you get the "Press any key" message?
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I tried many keys
Space bar
Enter
I
A

I tried booting up the cd about 10+ times
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All I can suggest is to try a PS2 keyboard, see if that works.
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Howdy:

Are these regular Microsoft cd's or ones you have copied (setup is totally different)?

Murray
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Howdy:

Are these regular Microsoft cd's or ones you have copied (setup is totally different)?

Murray

Same exact cd's i got when i got my computer..i been able to reformat it countless times, but now when i try to just load the cd, it freezes
also i tried to run the cd in XP, and when i click "install windows xp" it does nothing
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Go into BIOS. What is the first boot device set as?

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Check the cd on another computer. it might be defective. Start Setup and if successfull stop the installation when given the option.
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Kk will do
And i think it was set to floopy, or cd, I forgot, but ill check
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