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F12 no boot menu available on Sony VIAO laptop

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tbobker, Jan 23, 2011.

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  1. tbobker

    tbobker Thread Starter

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    While the CD rom boots up automatically on my Sony VIAO laptop, the CD rom is broken so cds cannot attach sufficiently to the drive and start spinning. Realistically I should replace the cd rom.

    However, I want to boot up from the removable drive / USB flash drive. When I push F12 to enter boot menu nothing happens and I proceed to load up windows as normal.

    I cant find any similar problems on the internet and was hoping somene could help me.
     
  2. etaf

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    I think you need to use F2 to get into the bios and then use the boot order and change to removable drive / usb
     
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