+ 1 Votes press any key to boot from CD when CD loads THANAT0S 6 years ago just b4 it says loading windows, did you see 'boot from CD' just b4 loading windows? you have to press a key to boot from CD. Then it goes into the setup. hope this helps. Grim Reaper + 1 Votes keyboard not responding when booting from cd rom jcv777 June 22, 2013 at 7:02pm PST I spent hours on this before coming up with the solution. It ended up all I had to do was disable support for usb devices in my bios, saved, restarted and boot from cd worked. I guess as long as your not using a usb keyboard, or some kind of usb rom device, or installing from usb your good to go. With usb keyboard support enabled in my bios, my ps/2 keyboard must have still been able to function? That's probably why someone elses solution was to reset the cmos, it reset to default? Don't know don't care all I know is that it was my solution. It makes sense now that I think about it. + 0 Votes I will help UserDeletedByRequest 6 years ago hello i see you are in the UK like myself, send me an e-mail and i will be able to help you! my address is email@example.com + 0 Votes Try this NickNielsen Moderator 6 years ago Press <F12> when the BIOS splash screen displays. You should get a menu of boot options. Arrow down to the Boot from CD-ROM option and press <Enter> + 1 Votes Primary versus Secondary IDE controller. 1bn0 6 years ago Is the CDROM on the second IDE interface? If so it is possible the BIOS won't boot from it. I have worked on motherboards before that would only boot from the CDROM drive if it was connected to the primary IDE connector. If so you will need to move the CDROM to the same cable as the HDD. Make sure you set the HDD to master and the CDROM to SLAVE. The HDD should be ide-0 and the CDROM should be ide-1. The secondary controller would IDE-2 and IDE-3. With the HDD at IDE-0 removing IDE-0 from the boot list is only telling the bios to skipping the HDD as a boot device. ONce you have both drives on the same cable and jumpered correctly you will still have to ensure the BIOS boot order has the CDROM first. + 0 Votes replace cd drive ctmoore1998 6 years ago Probably the CD drive has failed and needs to be replaced. + 0 Votes can't Boot from CD fariba_yoo 4 years ago hi, I have just your problem, and mine is also Toshiba, satellite. did you find any solution? Best, Fariba + 0 Votes The Basics GSystems Updated - 4 years ago Many times, as IT Pros, we take some things for granted. I just dealt with this issue with a PC that I've been using for quite a while--and have installed (re-installed) my OS on an innumerable amount of times. I came to this thread looking for an idea on what may be causing this installation to be different than the rest. Solution: Please check all connections to the motherboard. In my case, the IDE connection was just slightly not connected to its jack. The CD Rom showed up wonderfully inside of the previous installation, but it was not connected well enough to be seen by the BIOS. It's definitely an option... Hope this helps!! + 0 Votes My Dell Win XP GX270 has same issue tllucero 2 years ago Same problem. Hooked in a different CD drive. Same. Checked boot sequence. CD is listed first in boot sequence. Quick boot can't be disabled. Tried drive cable that takes two drives. Boot sequence only finds one. Two hard drive controllers on motherboard. Each hard drive controller find a maximum of one drive (CD or hard). Switched so that CD was plugged into first controller, and hard drive plugged into second controller. Boot sequence found only hard drive. CD works fine once Windows or Linux has booted. Tried CD in USB enclosure. Not found until after boot complete.Tried hard drive in same USB enclosure. Hard drive found during boot. Has to be motherboard/controller/BIOS issue, as OS, hard drive, and cable changes do not fix. Motherboard refuses to boot from CD under any circumstances. So original poster is not only one with this issue. I have a Dell with original OS, hard drive and CD. GX270, 2G memory (maxed out). + 0 Votes Same Issue mikef12 Updated - 2 years ago Is that last post from 2012? I have the same issue with a friends Gateway Emachine. Booting from hard drive goes to endless loop. The HD was spinning and I could copy files off it with another computer. Tested for malware from that other computer, found nothing. Set the boot order to the CD first. Wouldn't boot from an XP install disk. Wouldn't boot from three different Linux live CDs. Wouldn't boot from a Hitachi drive diagnostic CD. Wouldn't boot from a Hiren's Boot Disk CD. Disconnected everything, same result. Tried different cables, etc., same result. Reset bios to defaults, pulled battery, same result. Got a couple stop errors, all with same explanation: new or incompatible hardware or faulty driver. There was no new hardware, and I couldn't get at the thing to remove or re-install drivers. Memory tested OK. All this argues faulty IDE controller or bad MOBO, but I couldn't help thinking there was something simple I was missing. So I thought I'd post here in case anyone happens to see this and has found a solution. Any other suggestions greatly appreciated! + 0 Votes Help Please? Pashakitty 1 year ago I'm new here and sad to say not very tech savvy. I'm having this problem as well, but don't know how to swap the cords around to check if that's it and I'm kind of scared to try just mucking about with it. I have tried everything that I know how to do, setting the boot sequence in the BIOS, changing which disk drive I have my Windows XP start up disk in, (I have two disk drives one is a regular CD drive the other is a DVDRW drive). Putting the CD in the regular CD drive and booting up gives me the boot from CD screen for maybe half a second then it skips to starting windows normally. Putting the CD in the DVDRW drive gives me the boot from CD screen for roughly 30 seconds then it skips to starting windows. I have tried to hit a key during the few seconds that it's on the boot from CD screen but it does nothing. This is a very old machine (over 15 years), and it's been reformatted before without issue. I really don't know what kind of system it is either because it's been rebuilt a couple of times. I know that the motherboard has been replaced at least once, and the power supply has been replaced twice since I've had it. I don't know what any of the system specs are and I'm really not sure how to find out. So if anyone could help me out here it would be greatly appreciated. I run my own business from home, (just starting out) and I can't afford to just go out and buy a new system (no matter how much I would love to) so this old POS is pretty much all I've got. Thanks much.