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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

    Mar 6, 2007
    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

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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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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