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computer not able to boot from windows disc at all.

By tushicomeng ·
I know how to format a computer and I have set the boot priority to CD/DVD but the computer is not able to boot from the Windows disc. No screen stating press any key to boot from CD appears. I also tried pressing any key as soon a the computer started if i would have been missing that screen due to slow response of the monitor. but nothing happens. The current OS just starts. Is there any other change that I should make to boot from the Windows disc??

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bad cd/non bootable

by brian In reply to computer not able to boot ...

Check the cd on a different system and make sure it is a bootable cd (make sure it boots from cd on different system). Check to make sure that the cd rom is working by reading the CD in the os currently installed.

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I've also seen a couple rare ocations

by Darryl~ Moderator In reply to bad cd/non bootable

where it wouldn't detect it if the ROM was on the secondary IDE & set to master....I switched it to the primary slave & it worked....don't know why...possibly a flakey controller but it seemed to read CD's fine....just wouldn't boot from them.

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I have seen this on cd/dvd set to CS

by markp24 In reply to I've also seen a couple r ...

Hi

I have seen this also, If the CD is set to CS )Cable select for some reason they will not boot from CD,

once set to
Master (and connected to the appropriate connector on the IDE ribbon cable, it works great and boots up fine

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thanks for this info

by tushicomeng In reply to I've also seen a couple r ...

this hardware connection problem does not seem to be the case with me

but thanks for this info. It will be really helpful for the future

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thanks

by tushicomeng In reply to bad cd/non bootable

thanks brian

the problem was with the disc only
i tried another disc and it was working fine

thanks a lot for your support

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