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Old 03-25-2008, 07:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Press any key to boot from CD....

I just finished slaving a desktop HDD (parallel) in order to format it. (I was getting a NonSystem Disk Error).That was successful. Now I am wanting to install a fresh OS (Windows XP Prof.), but when i start it up (with the OS CD in the D drive)- the keyboard lights up (like it's working) but when it comes time to Press any key to boot from CD...the keyboard doesn't work.
Why do computers have to be so difficult!!!
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!!

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Old 03-25-2008, 07:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you using a USB keyboard? Have you tried a PS/2 converter to make the USB keyboard a PS/2 keyboard?

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Default Re: Press any key to boot from CD....

use powermax (you don't need to hit a key to boot) to delete the drive and it will automatically boot to the xp cd without hitting a key
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