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Boot from CD

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Highlander330, Feb 2, 2007.

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  1. Highlander330

    Highlander330 Thread Starter

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    I'm sure this is an oldie- but AFTER SETTING BIOS TO BOOT FROM CD-ROM, I can't get a boot from any of my DVD's or CD's. Specifically, I wanted to try a LIVE Linux. In the past, I have had this ability- any help will be appreciated.
     
  2. Bob Cerelli

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    Do you get an option to select a boot device on the screen. Sometimes this needs to be done as well.
     
  3. Daredeval756

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    Go into BIOS, and check you boot order, it should be Floppy>CD:ROM>HDD>Network Device
     
  4. Highlander330

    Highlander330 Thread Starter

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    Thanks, Bob
    Actually, I never get the chance- it performs a regular boot. Last nite I tried with the old internal Plextor (CD only) and the live Linux came up. However, the external DVD unit (using IEEE 1394) doesn't respond. I shud have given this info on first post.
     
  5. Bob Cerelli

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    So if with a different CD drive it works, it sounds like the problem is with the original one.
     
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