Have you got the bios set so that the cd boots first? If not switch off and when the flash screen starts press f2 or f8 or whatever is (usually) at the bottom of the screen. For example it might read 'press f8 for bios' or 'press f2 for boot options.
If your computer is old then it's likely to be 32bit.
How did you create your boot disk?
What are the details of your computer?
Are you installing Peppermint 4?
This information will help us to help you.
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Yes, I got the computer to try to boot up from the CD.
I created the disc from the downloads - 32 and 64 - from the site recommended on this page, Distro... .
The computer is a Dell laptop, Inspiron 1300.
Yes, it's Peppermint 4 I'm trying to put in (I think).