Often it's not.
a. duplicate that CD. Try the freshly made copy.
b. put in a new cd/dvd drive. CHEAP compared to any service counter some drives lose their boot ability over the years.
I'm attempting a clean install...(every time I attempt to access the internet explorer..it automatically pops up a box to downlaod a file and asks if the source is safe)...so I want to start from scratch..I backed up my data...re-boot the computer w/ the 1st Sony Viao recovery disk and I get this......"Cannot normally execute the initial setting of partition information. This utility exists and your computer is re-booted". It the starts up normaly but still have the same problem w/ access internet. No other problems w/ system or programs. All internet connections are enabled. I just want to format the hard drive and re-load the original stuff! Anyone have any ideas??
2003 Sony Viao