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Hey there,

(I am posting this in the hardware forum as well.)

I'm having trouble booting from CD's. I have tried many but for this post I will be
referring to my Windows XP Home (SP1a) CD.

This problem started after I installed and later uninstalled Acronis Disk Director Suite
8.0. After uninstalling Acronis Disk Director Suite I also lost the option to boot both
Windows XP Home and Win XP Pro. I didn't have a problem with this since I was going to
Format XP Home and reinstall anyway but now I can't reinstall...

My CD Drive still works fine for all other intended uses.

Here are the bios setups I've tried and what happens with them.

Bios setup: CD Drive as my First Boot Drive and Hard Drive as my second boot Drive

What happens: When it boots it says "Boot from CD:" then it just boots from my hard drive.
(Which is Windows XP Pro, not Home like the CD.)

Bios setup: CD Drive as my First Boot Drive and only boot drive.

What happens:
"Boot from CD:

Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter."

I press enter, and...

"Boot from CD:

Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter."

I've looked for information about this with Google but no one talks about CD boot failures
when you know the disk is good. Thanks reading my post and I hope you can help me.

There is an update available for my bios but I don’t think it will help. I'm using version
3.0. The update is Version 4.0.

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