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Spotmau does not boot from CD

by rapheek / February 17, 2008 3:35 AM PST


I have downloaded a trial version of Spotmau PowerSuite 2007, but it does not boot from the CD. I can use it on Windows, but not when I reboot the computer. Doesn't show the menu for the options.

Any help will be appreciated.


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Does not boot from the CD
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 17, 2008 4:25 AM PST

Tell us more about this.

What happens? Do you get any error messages? if so, what do they Say?

I see little 'official' reviews in Google about this Spotmau PowerSuite 2007, except a lot of file sharing downloads and warez sites. That doesn't fill me with confidence either about the product itself, nor where you got it from.


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by jon1976 / March 7, 2008 3:36 PM PST

check that your computer bios is set up to look for boot image from the cd drive first. Would highly recomend this software it allows you to access a hard drive that has been locked due to corupt software, and then either repair reformat or repartion the hard drive

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by rapheek / March 9, 2008 10:38 PM PDT
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I think the problem is a missing file that's called nboot.

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Checking BIOS Bootup Priority
by tgliang / November 18, 2010 1:48 AM PST
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Does the latest version (2010) of Spotmau check for correct BIOS settings before one is assured of bootup success with a CD? If BIOS parameters are beyond control from Windows, does Spotmau at lease indicate it in text as a requirement? Otherwise, in the midst of confusion it's hard to learn about it from the web without access of a computer.

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Set your Boot sequence to CD first
by boxter32 / September 11, 2009 8:10 PM PDT

Maybe the problem lies with the boot sequence. If it does't load automatically wen your system start, configure your BIOS so that it will ceck your CD ROM drive first for booting before going to your other drives. Usually, you can acess BIOS by pressing Del or F2 key at the first screen when you turn on your computer. From there, just search the configuration that is related to boot sequence.

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Boot from Spot mau program
by dons5657 / October 24, 2009 6:37 AM PDT

First the easy way to be abl to boot Spotmau and use all the functions is pay the $4.5 for the disk. The alternative is make a bootable disk with the program you already have, this somewhat involved, but when you learn how you can use the proceedure with other p[rograms. The purchased disk bppt up perfectly.

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Look for BootCare in the PowerSuite interface guys.
by ACW_IT / January 20, 2016 8:16 PM PST

Hey Guys,
Aaron, here with Aaron's Computer Works. I've been using Spotmau for years and if you read the information on the site you will find that the desktop install of Spotmau PowerSuite has a mune item called Boot Care. This is the utility that creates either a USB image or an ISO image or it can write to a cd. With BootCare you can do everything that the PowerSuite can do except the Windows processes that need windows to be up and running.

Spotmau is not fully Windows 8; 8.1 or 10 ready, but it sure comes in dandy with everything prior to windows 8. Sometimes it can help with the locksmith on Windows 8 and 8.1, but I always redo the 'clear' several times to reinforce what I'm trying to do and usually I don't need to reboot to Spotmau more than once.



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