Thanks to all who are replying. The problem I'm running into now is the even after going into BIOS and setting my CD/DVD drive as the 1st bootable option, it still does not boot to the cd but goes directly to the login page. Even tried hitting f8 and f10 while booting as a short cut to the cd, but it doesn't work. I don't get a command prompt nor do I get to a recovery console page, just back to my login page. The xp cd is legal, I know that is an issue with many cds that don't boot, but this mine is LEGAL, so it should boot right???