> The problem now is that the laptop won't boot from
> CD. I have checked and double-checked the BIOS,
> the order to every possible permutation and the CD
> drive just won't seem to work. Even under the new
> Windows it doesn't work properly.
What CD can't you boot from? Can you boot from a Linux live CD? If not,
download a new iso, check its consistency and burn a new cd.
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