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CD-Rom Drive ahead of the HDD

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bsidhwaney, Jun 8, 2004.

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  1. bsidhwaney

    bsidhwaney Thread Starter

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    Dear fellows:
    I have an older ( about 6 years) IBM Thinkpad 600X. I am trying to install MS Windows XP through CD-Rom over the Linux currently installed on the HDD. I have tried to make CD-Rom drive as a first boot drive, but haven't had any success. Please explain in a simple way:how to move CD-Rom Drive ahead of the HDD in the Bios. Thanks, brij.
     
  2. Old Rich

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    Most BIOS will start with a screen that has system information and tabs along the top . . generally General . . Advanced . . Boot . . Exit are then ones most common.

    Click on the Boot and in the body of the screen you should see "Boot Order" or something like that. Usually, you can click on the first item and move it up or down to change the order the syatem will look for a bootable device.

    Default usually is : First FDD (or Floppy)
    Second: HDD ( sometimes disc 0)
    Third: CD-ROM

    You would click on CD-ROM and move it up with the + - keys or Page up/Page down.
    Then press F-10 to save and exit.

    Hope this helps . . wrs
     
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