Whoa, Nellie! Don't throw that CD away just yet. It should boot just fine - mine does. I fear that if it bypassed the CD, you must not have your BIOS set correctly. Earlier today I booted the CD just fine, went through all the F-keys on the menu to see what was there. The only one I tried was accessing a share on my LAN after booting with the CD. Worked just fine. I wouldn't give up just yet if I were you.