My PC doesn't boot from cd

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havetoknow Posts 4 Registration date Wednesday January 15, 2014 Status Member Last seen January 22, 2014 - Jan 15, 2014 at 01:39 PM
havetoknow Posts 4 Registration date Wednesday January 15, 2014 Status Member Last seen January 22, 2014 - Jan 22, 2014 at 01:47 PM
Hello World!

I'm trying to format my hard drive. I restarted my pc and i tried to boot from cd. When the pc prompt me to press any key from keyboard to boot from cd and i press something, nothing happens. Windows starts normaly from hard drive.

Please can you explain me why is happening this?
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Jan 15, 2014 at 01:59 PM
I assume your trying to boot from a Windows XP CD.

Some Windows XP upgrade CD's are not bootable.

Good Luck
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havetoknow Posts 4 Registration date Wednesday January 15, 2014 Status Member Last seen January 22, 2014
Jan 15, 2014 at 02:08 PM
in fact it is not the first time i formated my hard drive, with the same cd i've done this before, and it worked perfect. I'm using a usb keyboard. Is this a problem?
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Jan 16, 2014 at 06:03 PM
Yes it can be a problem. Some older PC's do not have USB support built into the BIOS. But I assume the keyboard worked OK when you set-up the boot from CD option.
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havetoknow Posts 4 Registration date Wednesday January 15, 2014 Status Member Last seen January 22, 2014
Jan 22, 2014 at 01:47 PM
solved the problem...I just replaced my usb keyboard with a ps2 keyboard. thanks..
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