Windows Server 2003 Boot Sequence Problem

By kvega777 ·
Using as a standalone. Somewhere along the line (I'm a novice with this) the boot sequence changed to the CD/DVD drive. I went to the BIOS and was able to change primary boot to the HD, but when I checked CMOS the CD/DVD drive was in the primary position. I tried the arrows and page up/down keys but it seems to be stuck as the primary. My dilemna is that I do not have the CD to boot the system from and I can't get to a command screen, even if I knew what to do when I got there. Is there a genius out there who can lead the blind here????

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The Boot Sequence shouldn't make any difference

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Windows Server 2003 Boot ...

I always set it to Floppy, Optical and finally HDD where a Floppy is fitted.

What will happen is that the Boot will take a few seconds longer as the system looks for Boot Media in the Optical Drive.

If you are unable to get the system to Boot the obvious thing is that the HDD has failed or been corrupted. The only way out of this is to reinstall the OS and since you don't have the Media to do this you have a problem.


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