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
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: 220.127.116.11.48 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.
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]
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 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:
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?