Howdy yal, Ok I now this is a basic question but humor me. I am trying to use a factory system restore cd for xp pro. Other people use this computer nad the thing is a all funked up with adware, spyware yada yada...So I want to reinstall the operating system and give the old pc a clean slate:cheesy:

My trouble is that when I through in the restore cd and restart the computer the computer wont boot from the cd like my other computer.I now im probably
any help I would be moocho gratefull.

try posting this in the windows XP section to get all the help you need.

Howdy yal, Ok I now this is a basic question but humor me. I am trying to use a factory system restore cd for xp pro. Other people use this computer nad the thing is a all funked up with adware, spyware yada yada...So I want to reinstall the operating system and give the old pc a clean slate:cheesy:

My trouble is that when I through in the restore cd and restart the computer the computer wont boot from the cd like my other computer.I now im probably
any help I would be moocho gratefull.

When booting the computer hit the DEL or maybe the F1 key to enter Setup/ BIOS, in there go to Advanced bios features.[ http://www.buildeasypc.com/sw/bios_setup_abf.htm ].hi-lite it and hit enter ,and in there you will be able to change the boot sequence ,change it to CDROM,A: and C:\
hit the ESC key and hit f10 and Y to exit and save changes .

there are different bios screens here is Phionex bios .if you have this one look for boot across the top .
http://www.computerhope.com/help/phoenix.htm

The othe biggies is Award bios ,my first instruction is for award ,I can't find a good picture of it ,opened .

thanks caperjack worked fine