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So today my dad's friend came over and showed us the fact that his laptop was not booting. It would show the acer logo, show a 'windows did not shut down correctly' message and then attempt to boot into XP, give a bluescreen (that disappears before you can read it) then go to the 'windows did not shutdown correctly message'.

So I thought that in order to solve this, I must use an xp install disk and boot the computer from there. [Please read all of this. I did not know which to include or not include, sorry.]

Know once I go to BIOS setup, I do not know how to do this.

Pheonix TrustedCore (tm) Setup Utilty

INFORMATION TAB
CPU TYPE: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T1350
CPU SPEED: 1.86GHz IDE1 MODEL NAME: Hitachi NTS543225L9A300-(S1)
IDE1 SERIAL NUMBER: I will not post this due to the fact it is a serial number.
ATAPI MODEL NAME: TSSTcorpCD/DVDW TS-L632D-(SS)
SYSTEM BIOS VERSION: V1.23
VGA BIOS VERSION: 5.72.22.43.48 KBC VERSION: 08.26
SERIAL NUMBER: I will not post this due to the fact it is a serial number.
ASSET TAG NUMBER: none
PRODUCT NAME: TravelMate 5610
MANUFACTURER NAME: Acer
UUID: This is an id, so I'm guessing this is sensitive info.

MAIN TAB
System Time: [17:04:44]
System Date: [09/25/2015]

System Memory: 640KB
Extended Memory: 1002MB
Video Memory: 128MB

Quite Boot: [Enabled]
Power on Display: [Auto]
Network Boot: [Enabled] F12 Boot Menu: [Disabled] D2D Recovery: [Enabled]

SECURITY TAB
Supervisor Password is: Clear
User Password is: Clear
HDD 0 Password HDD Pasword Frozen

Set Supervisor Password: [Enter]
Set User Password: [Enter]

Password on Boot: [Disabled]

BOOT TAB
Boot priority order:
1: IDE HDD: Hitachi HTS543225L9A300-(
2. Ide CDROM: TSSTcorpCD/DVDW TS-L632D-
3. PCI LAN: Realtek Boot Agent
4. USB HDD:
5. USB CDROM:
6. USB FDC:
7. USB KEY:

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Notes: These are all of the options + tabs on the BIOS SETUP UTILITY
So, to sum up my question, how do I change my boot order to boot from the CD?

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Under the boot tab, Boot priority order:
Choose using arrow keys, IDE CDROM: TSSTcorpCD/DVDW TS-L632D and move it to the top in the list. (The keys (+ or -in your case, probably) to move it to top will be listed on right of the same window)

Then move to Exit tab (using Esc and arrow keys) and choose Save and exit or Exit saving settings and select yes.

The machine will reboot. Eject the CD/DVD tray, insert the Windows XP disc adn wait for a message Press any key to boot from CD...
Now hit any key to boot from CD and repair or reinstall XP...

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  • Very illustrated answer. – Beginner Sep 25 '15 at 22:07

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