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What’s a “live CD” of a distro?

I was reading another post about switching from windows xp to linux and came upon using a live CD instead of installing? Is it something run from a cd only? What’s the difference between using a cd and actually installing it?

Power Supply Question?

I have a PC that was left on, when I came home it was off. It would not restart. It would POST and then return a HDD not found error. The primary HDD is not recognized even in the BIOS. Last night I used a Linux live CD to boot and check the secondary HDDs data.
Today I tried to boot from HDD, CD, and floppy, nothing works, but it still POSTs, and I can change things in the BIOS. I have this > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16899705002 < PSU tester and when I test the PSU the -5v fails to test.

Is the PSU the problem or is there another issue that could be causing the?

What’s a “live CD” of a distro?

I was reading another post about switching from windows xp to linux and came upon using a live CD instead of installing? Is it something run from a cd only? What’s the difference between using a cd and actually installing it?