understanding. What type of Hard drive are you using?? Possibly a SATA? If SATA then you must hit the F6 key, but also get the instructions from the manual on how to create the file that XP installer will eventually ask for to install the SATA drivers.
Is the boot order in the BIOS set to boot from the CD first? And is that how you got to the CD?
Remember that even with that boot order it still requires you to hit a key during boot to boot from the CD.
Tell us more about the OLD CD. How was it purchased???
Have a new motherboard, HD, cpu - everything. Want to put my old XP on it but when I run the CD - is says reading CD but nothing beyond that. I've called MicroCenter (where I bought it) and they say I have to buy a new XP CD as the old one might be specific to my old system. The old one is not made for a specific computer....is there something else wrong with the board or do I need to go to the dreaded Vista level. The board I got is nForce 570 SLI T-A v5.1 Socket 775 ATX Motherboard - it is Vista Ready - but says it will run xp on it. Any thoughts?