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Windows XP Disk Wont Boot Up


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Kalo93

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Ok so i want to completely whipe my computer and start a-new.

but the problem is..

well lets start from the beginning


i open up my disk drive, insert the disk, reset computer and normally a thing would come up where when i press any button it will let me format the disk etc..

but that doesnt happen, it just takes me to my login screen.

someone help me.
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happyrock

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set your bios to boot from the cd drive first..
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yes that would help if i knew how :)
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usually on the first screen it will say press delete or F1 or F2 or whatever to get to setup...once you get into the bios look for the boot order...set the cd drive as the first boot device then the hard drive second...save the changes and exit ...usually F10 but you will have to read the screen to see its right for yours...
below is a list of the keys you have to pess to get into the bios for the systems listed...
Bios Suppliers

Keyboard Commands
ALR Advanced Logic Research, Inc. ® PC / PCI F2
ALR PC non / PCI CTRL+ALT+ESC
AMD® (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.) BIOS F1
AMI (American Megatrends, Inc.) BIOS DEL
Award™ BIOS CTRL+ALT+ESC
Award BIOS DEL
DTK® (Datatech Enterprises Co.) BIOS ESC
Phoenix™ BIOS CTRL+ALT+ESC
Phoenix BIOS CTRL+ALT+S
Phoenix BIOS CTRL+ALT+INS
Computer Vendor

Keyboard Commands
Acer® F1, F2, CTRL+ALT+ESC
ARI® CTRL+ALT+ESC, CTRL+ALT+DEL
AST® CTRL+ALT+ESC, CTRL+ALT+DEL
Compaq® 8700 F10
CompUSA® DEL
Cybermax® ESC
Dell BIOS web site search links For models not listed below.
Dell® 400 F3, F1
Dell 4400 F12
Dell Dimension® F2 or DEL
Dell Inspiron® F2
Dell Latitude Fn+F1 (while booted)
Dell Latitude F2 (on boot)
Dell Optiplex DEL
Dell Optiplex F2
Dell Precision™ F2
eMachine® DEL , F 2
Fujutsu Manuals & BIOS Manuals & BIOS Download
Gateway® 2000 1440 F1
Gateway 2000 Solo™ F2
HP® (Hewlett-Packard) F1, F2 (Laptop, ESC)
IBM® F1
E-pro Laptop F2
IBM PS/2® CTRL+ALT+INS after CTRL+ALT+DEL
IBM Thinkpad® (newer) Windows: Programs-Thinkpad CFG.
Intel® Tangent DEL
Lenovo(formally IBM) Lenovo BIOS Access page
Micron® F1, F2, or DEL
Packard Bell® F1, F2, Del
Seanix DEL
Sony® VAIO F2
Sony VAIO F3
Tiger DEL
Toshiba® 335 CDS ESC
Toshiba Protege ESC
Toshiba Satellite 205 CDS F1
Toshiba Tecra F1 o#F1EFA5r ESC

Toshiba Notebook [Newer models]


1. Turn on computer by Holding down power button while pressing the ESC key.
The machine will beep, then display:
Check System, then press [F1] key.
2. Release ESC key
3. Press F1 key
BIOS FAQ - For frequently asked questions on BIOS…
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