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Please help my pc wont boot correctly

by MPBskills / January 27, 2014 12:39 PM PST

hello my computer randomly stop working and a screen poped up out of no were that says startup repair and when i try to fix the problem by clicking on the option that says it should auto fix the problem it says it cant fix it then when i try to fix it with a windows cd it wont detect the cd even after i switch cdrom to first priority in the bios. any opinions on whats is wrong?

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It would be easier to help
by lacsr / January 27, 2014 8:07 PM PST

It would be easier to help if the info given also included the Windows version and the make and model of the PC.
When you say "my computer randomly stop working " , does not mean it quit while using it or just one day it failed to start?

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Re: does not detect cd
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 27, 2014 8:26 PM PST

Then either the drive is wrong or the disk. The BIOS-setting to boot from it could be the third option, but you say that is set correct.

Kees

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Supply details of PC and OS, etc...
by Willy / January 27, 2014 9:44 PM PST

My car won't start, what do you think the mechanic will starting asking?

So give in order to better to zero-in on your issue. What windows disc? What PC model? What OS?

tada -----Willy Happy

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If nothing works in the CD drive
by James Denison / January 28, 2014 1:34 AM PST

....then it's dead. The lasers on them do burn out and then they can't read a thing. Life of a CD drive rarely exceeds 5 years, and most fail quicker than that. Even if you don't use them that much, the gas in the laser seems to slowly leak out rendering it useless after awhile. LOL, I guess that's like a tire that goes flat?

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