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my laptop won't boot from cd at start up.

By stubbsy2010 ·
Can anyone please explain why my Advent 9515 does not let me boot from cd at start up? I have been into the BIOS settings and made sure the cd/dvd drive is set as first priority and it's on IDE 0, but at start up my screen just goes black and displays the message 'operating system not found' I have been told it should say 'press any key to boot from cd' but it does not say this at any point. The copy of windows I have was downloaded from the net. It is vista lite 701mb. I know it works as I have installed it before on a 2nd partition of a computer with windows 7 on a 1st partition and it was fine. So can anyone enlighten me as to why my Advent 9515 doesn't want to boot it from disc please? thanks, Matthew.

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I think it is unlikely

by seanferd In reply to my laptop won't boot from ...

that the CD drive is on IDE 0, but i could be wrong.

But otherwise, no one here is going to help you infringe copyright by helping you install copied software. Sorry.

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This might help..

by cmatthews In reply to I think it is unlikely

I've heard you can clean bad boot CD's by soaking them over night in a bowl of Pepsi.
(Coke has too much value for such a menial task..) ;-)

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