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My laptop is Benq with Windows XP. The CD-ROM is not working and my BIOS can't support booting from USB. What should I do?

I tried to mount the ISO file that I downloaded. It auto-runs and prompts me to either (1) reboot now, (2) reboot later, or (3) help to start up the live CD (it is mounted by daemon tools).

When I choose to reboot now (or reboot later and reboot it), it reboots and nothing happens and it boots Windows XP.

When I choose to help start up the live CD, it pops out an error string index out of range once it finished and it said to reboot PC, so I rebooted and there was no option to choose Ubuntu.

Help me please.

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cd not working and usb boot not supported, if winxp still boots, try the windows installer: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/thank-you?distro=wubi&release=&bits=

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Tried. Installed something rebooted and still nothing happens. –  Matas Aug 25 '12 at 7:35
    
Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  Peachy Aug 25 '12 at 13:43
    
Maybe it will let me to install if i install an older ubuntu version like 11.10 desktop i386. what do you think? –  Matas Aug 26 '12 at 10:27

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