1. Clean the CD lens.
2. Swap the CD/DVD drive (cheap compared to shop rates or new laptop.)
Have a "just out of warranty" Acer Aspire 1200 w/Vista that will not recognize boot CD's, but it recognizes Autoplay on other CD's and starts whatever is on those CD's.
I've tried 3 different boot CD's and it won't boot to any of them. I've checked the boot sequence in the BIOS and it is correct, with the CD drive first. Don't know where to go from here, so any help would be appreciated.