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Bypassing F12 to boot to CD?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Raderick, Apr 6, 2010.

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  1. Raderick

    Raderick Thread Starter

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    Hello.

    For whatever reason, the BIOS will not come up when my computer boots up (neither F12, F2 or Del will work, instead the splash screen will just freeze, and then the computer would turn off altogether after a few minutes). Is there a way to tell Windows Vista to boot to the CD drive when I restart?

    Thanks!
     
  2. maceman

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    Hi!
    Have you tried so called "cold boot". Turn the power totally off, turn it back an then F2, as long as it needs to go to BIOS. That needs PS/2 keyboard, USB wakes up too late.
     
  3. Raderick

    Raderick Thread Starter

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    Tried, that, and like I said, nothing happens. Also tried F12 and Del.
     
  4. BigJohnJ

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    Have you tried putting the Vista DVD in and booting from the DVD? you should get a screen that says something like, "To boot from CD press any key" This worked for me on a Dell I was just working on this afternoon.

    John
     
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