So I downloaded and burned to a dvd placed the dvd in my computer restarted the computer and nothing happens. I dont get it would you guys please give me a hand here?

I have a Window XP Emachine.

  • Have you checked your boot order in your BIOS (press an F key during boot up to enter... there'll be a message on screen telling you how) It's not impossible the ordered excludes booting from optical media
    – Rudu
    Dec 8, 2013 at 18:29
  • I've tried changing all kinds of order and nothing is working. Dec 8, 2013 at 19:27
  • When you burned the DvD did you burn the .iso file as Data or as a Image? You have to burn it as a Image for it to work. Dec 8, 2013 at 19:56
  • I burned it at .iso How do I burn it as an image? Dec 8, 2013 at 20:03
  • instagram.com/p/hrGi0Jra2O Dec 8, 2013 at 20:09

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Verify the MD5SUM of ISO file. Look this:


Or you can try booting from USB. ;) (If your BIOS have support!)

  • I'm 100% noob status! ?????..... Dec 8, 2013 at 19:56
  • I found out know what what I do to try and change the order my computer will always read the HD first. So I need to manually install how do I do that? Dec 8, 2013 at 20:00
  • JimmyeMassey, I can't say that you are noob... Just, you need consider one error in this media, file missing or something. Sorry, If I can try help u... :(
    – Ubuntuser
    Dec 8, 2013 at 23:31
  • In some computer BIOS, press F12 for change your boot sequence or access your BIOS Setup (DEL or F2 or F10) and looking for the BOOT Sequence.
    – Ubuntuser
    Dec 8, 2013 at 23:37
  • Jimmy, I saw your video at Instagram! I've had such problems ... Many times it is error in the reader. :( I have one portable reader for these cases...
    – Ubuntuser
    Dec 8, 2013 at 23:43

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