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Boot from CD

by martyn59 / January 31, 2011 5:23 PM PST

I can't get my PC to boot from CD even though the bios is set to boot from CD as 1st priority. In fact I changed all 3 boot devices to CD-ROm and it still boots from the hard disc.

I am trying to boot from a rescue disc which works ok in my laptop.

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Re: bootting from CD
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 31, 2011 5:27 PM PST
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This can happen if the drive can't read the disk. Things that might help:
- Reburn the disk (cd-r, not cd-rw)
- Use lens cleaner
- Replace the drive (they aren't expensive)

Of course, it can also be a motherboard problem. But you didn't tell why you needed a rescue disk, so I started with the common cures.

Kees

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Also
by Jimmy Greystone / January 31, 2011 10:15 PM PST
In reply to: Boot from CD

Also, make sure that the disc is actually bootable, since not all of them are.

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