I have problem with my OS (XP) keep rebooting but will not start. Therefore, I decided to repair or re-install the OS, But it won't boot from the DVD drive - never gives option during POST for "press any key to boot from CD"
It will NOT boot with an external USB too, when I press Esc key ( not F2 or F10 as in the case of my laptop) to enter BIOS for setting boot order, the system hangs forever till I remove the CD from internal or External DVD-ROM, then it will continue rebootint itself.
Any help appreciated.

try removing and replacing the CMOS battery

when I press Esc key ( not F2 or F10 as in the case of my laptop) to enter BIOS for setting boot order, the system hangs forever till I remove the CD from internal or External DVD-ROM, then it will continue rebootint itself.
Any help appreciated.

so ,leave cd out then try booting to bios to change setting

so ,leave cd out then try booting to bios to change setting

Booting without CD allowed me to enter BIOS.
Thank you.

Booting without CD allowed me to enter BIOS.
Thank you.

your welcome ,please mark thread as solved