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I am trying to format and install Windows XP on a Toshiba Satellite laptop, but I can't boot from the CD. When I go to the BIOS system, I check that the boot order is correct, first the CD and then the disc. I already tried in another laptop and it was the same. I have downloaded the XP ISO file from Microsoft's site and burned the ISO image to a CD with ImgBurn. If I try to run the CD, it runs without any problem. Could be something wrong with the burn process? If not, what is the problem?

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if it doesnt boot on any laptop its probably the burn process. –  weberik Oct 27 '11 at 10:17
    
Does any of the laptops have an option of selecting the boot device manually (not in the bios, but during the bios sequence)? Often there is a menu for manual selection that you can open by pressing "F12" during the bios start sequence. –  Michael K Oct 27 '11 at 12:58
    
Does the bios offer boot from lan (pxe)? –  ott-- Oct 27 '11 at 15:39
    
Try the CD in another PC, see if it is bootable on that PC. –  Moab Oct 27 '11 at 16:58

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The CD is probably not burned as bootable correctly. Did you follow this procedure?

The Youtube link above shows how you need a "floppy disk image" in conjuction with the "Bootable Disc" option in order to create a booting CD.

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