How to boot XP cd without pressing any key

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
July 17, 2010 at 09:21:17
Specs: Windows xp, intel/ 1024
I get the following line on the screen?

Boot from CD:_
but then nothing happens and after a while the computer restarts...
I tried to press any key but still nothing happens....plz help what to do...

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July 17, 2010 at 09:34:35
If the CD drive was reading the disc, you would see an onscreen prompt to "press any key...". If you're not seeing it, the drive isn't seeing the disc. You have to determine if the disc is the problem or the drive.

Do you have more than one optical drive installed?

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July 17, 2010 at 09:48:09
no i have only one...but can u tell me plzzz how will i know the cd drive is ok or not...the drive was working ok when the computer was alright...
and i hav an usb keyboard can it be a reason...

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July 17, 2010 at 09:51:30
Do you have another bootable disc you can try?

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July 17, 2010 at 09:54:51
no but the disk i hav is working in all the other computers...

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July 17, 2010 at 10:03:16
Even if the USB keyboard isn't being detected properly at bootup, I *think* you would still see the "Press any key..." prompt (I could be wrong about that). Check your BIOS settings. Can you even get into the BIOS with that keyboard? If not & your system has PS/2 ports, switch to a PS/2 keyboard. Personally, I don't know why anyone would "waste" a USB port on a keyboard and/or mouse if PS/2 ports are available.

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July 17, 2010 at 10:06:03
Have you been into the bios settings by chance and changed anything there?

Also can you get ito bios (setup) and check that the drive is there; and also that perhaps the boot order is set to CD first - or not..?

And what is the reason you need to boot from the XP cd; what is the problem you're apparently having with the installation (as was) in general?

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July 17, 2010 at 10:20:21
actually i am not getting "press any key to boot from cd.." option when i am bootin from cd rom with xp disk...

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July 17, 2010 at 11:11:34
ya i hav solved it but a next prob is ntldr missing what to do....

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July 17, 2010 at 14:27:52
"ya i hav solved it"

Care to clue as in as to what the fix was?

"next prob is ntldr missing"

Common problem.

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July 17, 2010 at 22:54:31
i don't know what happened but when i again started to install the xp no errors came and the xp was installed successfully...
thank you for all ur help...

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July 18, 2010 at 00:57:53
Is this systema desktop/tower or a laptop?

If the latter then I'd be inclined to keep a close eye on it and if possible have the internal connections checked - especially with regard to the cd/dvd unit. Likewise the HD slot/position...

Equally if desktop etc... - if you comfortable going inside the case - should the problem re-occur - remove all mains power in (disconnect the mains cable/plug out from the back of the system entirely...) and carefully check "all" connectors. Not just teh ribbons and internal power connections to the drives, but any other plug/socket connectors too.

Then restore power and see what happens..

The experience you just had didn't happen without cause...; and it is useful (wise?) to have measures in mind should it re-occur. Also ensure you copy all data off the system (regularly) to external media - be it opticals or another HD. This if only to ensure that, should the worst happen..., your data at least is safeguarded - en-avance (ahead of time/event).

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